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Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

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Learning from Cats with the Teachable Spirit

Remaining open to potential learning opportunities allows the teachable spirit to learn from any source. Pets provide an abundance of joy through their presence, antics, and need of our nurturing. Recently, a friend loaned me a book entitled, Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Cat, by Hope Lyda, with incredibly gorgeous paintings by Lesley Anne Ivory. Enjoying the exquisite art and lovely idioms about cats, I also encountered delightful epiphanies, such as the following: The Best Gifts in Life Are Relationships Never Give Up Hope Personal Space Is Good Be Careful What You Ask For Ritual Is Important A Life Is as Good as the View Love the One You are With Miracles Can Happen Experiencing a very close friendship where we just “get” each...

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Understanding the Experiences of life Through Traveling

»Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in understanding the experiences of life | 0 comments

Understanding the Experiences of life Through Traveling

Traveling began in our family because of an incident my mother experienced when she was working as a registered nurse at Corvallis Manor Nursing Home in Corvallis, Oregon. A professor who taught history at Oregon State University was admitted into a private room across from the main entrance. Being mentally alert, he would start screaming at the top of his lungs because of the pain he was in, and perhaps because of the confinement at having to remain bed fast the rest of his life. Finding his wife crying in the facility’s bathroom one evening, the head nurse inquired why she was upset. Explaining that they had waited until his retirement to fulfill a lifelong dream, she was leaving the next day for a six week safari to Africa, which he was in no condition to...

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