Wordless Wednesday – The Reward of Coming in Last Place


Our handsome boy, Zee, contemplating the simple joys of life as he is fascinated by a bug on a leaf. To see the full beauty of this image and quote, please click to enlarge.

I find the older I get, the more I contemplate and respect the fact that our physical time on this earth is not infinite. Our eldest cat, Mr. Jazz, has had some health issues of late and I have been treasuring my time and moments with him on a different level. I have become both nursemaid and companion to him and while he is not always been thrilled with my efforts to help him recover, he seems to understand that I truly am trying to make his life more comfortable. We have mutually accepted the fact that each day we have with one another is a gift and I find that comforting because it has caused me to slow down a bit and re-prioritize what is important in life.

You will find that I comment less on facebook and blogs now. I will get emails and politely let someone know that I will get back to them, but not necessarily at this very moment. I am still on my computer all day and night, but I will also walk away from it without guilt, which has not always been easy for me to do in the past. My cats are my Zen and their friendship is my first place prize. So, on this Wordless Wednesday, I ask that you all take a look at this image of Zee enjoying the simple act of spotting a bug on a leaf and look for a small pleasure moment that your cat is sharing with you today. I guarantee that it won’t be hard to do at all and that you will feel all the better for looking for it.

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  1. Raine Blunk says:

    I love your message in this post, Deb. I’m sure Mr. Jazz is so happy to have a mom and best friend like you. He is so lucky and as long as you are there beside him, everything will be perfect as always.

    • Deb says:

      Thank you Raine – he has been regaining some strength and I have been treated to waking up with him next to me in bed the past few mornings.

  2. Deb, you always know the right things to say. I got online just now to spend some time visiting friends’ blogs and commenting but I’m so tired my eyes are drooping.
    I’m going to go do what I rarely do (and even more rarely give myself *permission* to do) and go take a nap.

    Thank you for this lovely post.

    • Deb says:

      Lisa -Very happy to provide you with a bit of perspective and the much needed allowance to just give some time for yourself for a few minutes without feeling guilty…

  3. Julia Yohe says:

    I love this photo of Zee. He is truly adorable. BTW, are there any instances that these cute children of yours fighting each other?