A friend of mine and I were chatting this morning. Mid-conversation her cat hopped on the keyboard and said hello to me.
Now, I have kids that do the same… and as entertaining as it was, it reminded us both of how cats seem to plop themselves right in the middle of our productivity.
Maybe I was making progress. Maybe I was on a brilliant roll of wow.
(probably not, as I was chatting, not working.. but that’s not the point)
Are cats so eager to hop in the midst of our whatever-we’re-doings because they know us better than we know ourselves? We work too hard and they’re reminding us to stop to take a breath?
Or maybe, could it be that we should stop and learn from the cats.. work hard, then nap hard?
Or, is it merely because they like to be in the center of attention?… and while we’re working, the attention is on that keyboard.
I’m not sure. I do know know, however, that rather than become irritated, we should stop and enjoy a little cat nap ourselves… maybe no mid morning, but at some point in the day we should take a break. The work will be here when we get back. besides, it’s good to rejuvenate the creative juices and the masterful planning mind… even if it is only for 5 minutes.
What else do you suppose the cat on the keyboard can teach us today?
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