Posted by: vftmom247 | 2014/04/03

The Importance of Cats and Children….

Not necessarily in that order.

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Cats enrich my life because they are totally selfish and self-centered and yet can be totally comfort givers. Huh? Example: my cat, Socks, above. All he wants out of life is a never-empty food bowl, a clean litter pan, and Mommy attention when he wants it. However, when I am sick or insomnia hits, he usually is right there, just keeping me company. Or making sure his caretaker doesn’t die, never sure which. His purr makes a lousy day instantly better, that’s for sure. Unlike children, he thinks ‘spoiled rotten’ is his natural state.

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Children enrich lives because they help us see potential. For children, especially little ones, there is nothing they can’t do. Can they go madly careening down hills on their trike? Of course, and if they fall off, it’s the doggone hill’s fault. They are so fearless.

At the summer camps and youth retreats we help out at,there is something called a trust fall. A group of kids lock hands to form a kind of net, one falls backward off an elevation.

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I still can’t do it, after about four years of this. My daughter could do it at 8. The older the kids are, the more fear they have about doing this.
Children help us see the potential to have this kind of fearlessness. They think there is nothing they can’t do, and you know what? They’re right.

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