Enjoy the moment, cease the rush

I am having an “at home” day today with a list of chores to attend to. It is so easy to let my busy “monkey mind” take control and push me along to “get on” with things.

But then a useful check to all this happened as I was having a cup of coffee and answering emails. Jazz, our cat, came inside and promptly claimed my knee. It would have been easy to move him on as my mind was reminding me of the next chore but I chose to sit quietly with him and to enjoy his purring and relaxation on my knee.
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Research shows that patting a cat reduces blood pressure and has other wonderfully calming effects on we “busy” humans. I decided all that was worth capturing and maybe cats get great benefits from human love and attention. Who knows?

In true cat style he suddenly decided to move onto a chair next to me. He groomed a little and then curled up to sleep.

But moments had been enjoyed and the “rush” slowed

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12 thoughts on “Enjoy the moment, cease the rush

  1. dorothymcdonall

    Your boy reminds me of my Oskar who looked identical. I lost him to old age last year. Please give Jazz a scratch behind the ear for me. I miss my boy … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Hi Dorothy and thanks for popping by and commenting on my blog:-) I will give Jazz a scratch behind the ear from you. He loves any attention offered. They do find such a deep place in our hearts don’t they? Take care.

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  2. juliet

    How beautifully cats arrange themselves. Yours is a very handsome one, and I love the way his white markings come together in his curled-up pose.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Cats are wonderfully lithe aren’t they Juliet? Jazz is a splendidly marked fellow and he has the most wonderful tail that he always carries aloft. He is a great companion.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you Ruth. Jazz is a handsome boy and he adores “purr and fur time” with a friendly human.

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  3. Marian

    Jazz looks like he is making a big heart with his white markings! How appropriate, as cats are a furry bundle of love, and all we have to do to ‘deserve’ it is to be ourselves.

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    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thanks for your comment Marian. Jazz is a very social and loving fellow. In this pose he makes his generous heart obvious….

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