Cat Fight…

I awoke last night…to the sound of…cat yowls…not sure it there was… catfighting…or…mating…going on…all I cared about…is that it was…going on…and was disturbing my sleep…

In my groggy state…I wasn’t sure how to make them…go away…should I shout through the window…should I go out with the broom…thankfully… Bertha…suggested that I shine a flashlight out the window…perhaps that would startle them…and they would go away…

It did…they did…and I went back to sleep…

Thankfully…Bertha…waited until this morning to give me spiel on how the situation…reminded her of my life…how sometimes…things around me are a bit out of control…noisy…and my first response is to…become louder… increase the ruckus…when all I really need to do…is…shine a little love light on the subject…

Well…it worked for the cats…so…I’m willing to give it a try…

Jane

We’ll Have to Wear Shades…

This morning…Bertha…is urging me…to…share my brilliance

Now…don’t get excited…she’s not claiming that I’m brilliant…not in that sense of the word…but she is saying that…I have a brilliance…a shine…that is uniquely mine…and just for today…what if I let it shine…what if…instead of hiding it under a bushel…to take the words from that Bible School song of my youth…I let it shine…all the time…let it shine…

And…as easy as that sounds…I do find it challenging…to be that open all the time…to let the best part of me be visible…because…there’s that little tiny fear…what if people don’t like me…when I’m showing them my best…my brilliance…it’s easier to accept rejection…when I’m not shining…then I can say…well…if they really knew me…they’d like me

But…I suppose that’s the chance I will have to take today…Bertha…wont’ leave me alone…until I comply…but…she did say I could urge you to join in…share your brilliance today…in everything you do…I can only imagine how brightly we’ll shine…

Jane