The Wisdom Within Each Moment

Lily’s Perfect Life

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Our kitty friend, Lily has a near perfect life. She has everything she wants, whenever she wants it; fresh food at all times, clean water twice a day, treats first thing in the morning. Any time she chooses to turn belly up, someone is there to scratch her tummy. She gets brushed whenever she feels the need, has hundreds of toys she can play with – or not – at her discretion. She has various perches and windows she can look out and even in the coldest weather, she is never denied access to an open window if she asks for it. She sleeps when she wants and where she wants and has a variety of places available; some in the sun and some tucked away where no one can see, some soft like the bed, some harder like the rug in the hall. Her people (that would be us) pamper her and hold her and hug, squeeze and kiss her. Yep, a near perfect life. Why is it only near perfect you ask? Like all of us, she has lessons to learn. All of hers center on her little brother, Thai. Since Thai thinks everything in the world is his toy, his sister must be too. Lily never knows when he’ll get a notion to pounce on her, chase her, slobber all over her or steal her toys. It is her cross to bear. Every day, many times a day he comes out of nowhere and disrupts her perfect life. Although he never hurts her, the annoyance is very, well annoying. Nothing we have done distracts him. No amount of Lily spitting in his face dissuades him. Sometimes I guess we just have to accept that life isn’t perfect after all.

Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”


Author: Lessons: The Wisdom Within Each Moment

Teresa Sue McAdams’ articles have appeared in various newsletters, publications and blogs. Her book, “Lessons: The Wisdom Within Each Moment” was published in 2012. She teaches classes on meditation, spirituality and tai chi and has been an intuitive counselor for over thirty five years. Teresa’s undergraduate work was in journalism and psychology and she earned a doctorate in 2006. She has sought answers all of her life and sometimes sees them in every ordinary moment. Teresa lives across the river from Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Ben and four cat friends, Thai, Lily, Melody and Oz.

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