Thursday, August 14, 2008

I can't believe I am going to say this...

Everyday presents its new challenges. You go through one day and then the next day it resets. Just when you think you made it past that day...then another one. I don't know about you...but that can be alot. Sometimes the day before carries over into the next, so then you have yesterdays challenges and then the present. Sounds almost overwhelming. I understand. So? Since the day isn't going to stop, what do you do?

Seeing as I despise's difficult to even use one as a reference.

This morning on my way to my wife's car to look for my phone charger, I turned the corner down a long sidewalk and noticed a cat peeking around the corner. He knew and I knew I wasn't going to back down. I knew where I needed to go and my intended goal...but so did he. As I got closer I knew he would scamper...btw love that I could use that word in a sentence. I got about 10 feet away and he came around the corner and stood in the middle of MY path. Seeing as every cat I have come across would scamper every time you approach them. This one didn't. I took two more steps and he charged me. Trust me, it would have done me great pleasure to field goal that sucker...but he ran right at me and then sprinted by me to get to his destination. I watched as I saw a dumb animal do what he had to, to get to get to it's destination. What I expected to see didn't happen. He didn't look down the path and see me... a big obstacle... and run away. He didn't desire to go down the path I was, see what he was faced with, see what he might have to encounter, see what might be his death... cuz trust me... I hate cats... but I admired this one.

How many times do we back down when we see where we not only want to go but need to when we see something of a greater challenge in our way? You have every right to get to your destination as it does. Sadly enough...some of those things have been sent on assignment to knock you off that intended path. So? What do you do? Charge it. Run and keep your eyes on your goal. If a cat can look at a 235 pound dude and run toward where he is going and not back down? I think we need to ... I can't believe I am going to say this... I think we can learn from a cat.

"If you can match the Giant within you to the Giant your facing...then it's a fair fight!"

1 comment:

Robert said...

Wow. That is awesome. I love the quote at the end too. Love the blog, but hate cats too.