Poets and songwriters have been attempting to define love for generations. Some of them have gotten pretty close and some not so much. No one is really an authority I guess on what love is and what it isn’t. Our kitty friend Lily is as good of an authority as anyone else in my estimation. She defines love as giving. Whenever I return to the house after being out for a while, there is always a gift of one of her favorite toys waiting for me on the kitchen rug. Sometimes if I’m gone a long time, there are two or three. She often digs to the bottom of the toy basket to get just the right gift and works hard to drag it in place. Sometimes she even leaves them on the landing so that as soon as I open the door, there are presents waiting. Lily is shy and doesn’t usually join in when we have groups for classes or meditation. But when we come upstairs for break, there is often a toy or two waiting for us in the kitchen. Lily doesn’t stand over her gift and wait for praise or adulation. She is off sleeping, knowing that the gift speaks for itself.
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”