Clover is my cat. Although, I feel it may be more accurate to call her a little kitty despite the fact she is nearly 4 years old and after being with me, has only 3 out of 9 of her lives left. She’s small, cute, has half a tail (rescue kitty), and if you don’t remember, she has a big impact on my writing:( A Writer’s Crashing “Train of Thought” and Why It’s Excellent )
I have a cat story for you.
If your a cat owner, you have put a cat in a box. If you’re not, you now share the same curiosity as those who have as to what will the cat do if put it in a box? Let’s make the box a tall box, and the cat Clover.
Clover got put into a tall box and wouldn’t jump out. Contrary to belief, cats do have fear and it is this fear of the unknown and inability to prepare for the landing that Clover wouldn’t jump out. Cat’s, being very smart, choose not to take the risk. Admiringly, nor do they choose to just stay in the box. They will, just as Clover, put their paws on the rim of the box to try and peer over it to calculate the jump out of the box. It just so happened, as Clover had her paws on the edge, the box began to tip and it is almost as if the box was trying to push her out. Clover chose to try and prepare for the jump, only to find in that preparation that everything fell into place. (Pardon the pun)
See, we can learn many things from life, from each other and even from animals if we only observe.
- It’s okay to fear, just don’t let it immobilize you.
- The unknown is not something to jump into, but to fall forward into.
- If you prepare to try, you gain a forward leaning posture that tips the box, coincidentally pushing you forward.
- Nothing is impossible, it’s just the angle at which you look at things.
- Determination is unstoppable.
- Fear of remaining in the box is worse than the fear of what’s out of it.
- Freedom of any kind is worth losing 1 of 9 lives for.
Stay Positive & Luck Will Always Be On Your Side, As Long As You Try
Garth E. Beyer