Friday, June 03, 2005

A Secret for Youthfulness

We all could learn from our pets. Last night, I played with Emma, my cat, for a hour. She was so happy playing. This morning, Emma was just as playful, zooming around and catching toys. She also chased a fake mouse hoisted to an invisible/clear string. Now, she's rolling on the couch looking happy and high from playing.

See, Emma is 7 years old going on 8. Many often think she's a kitten or at least 1-3 years old. That's how frisky, shiny, alert and bright she is.

Uninhibited playing and purely delighting in toys and familiar people is one of her secrets to her youthfulness. Love is another secret. We all should do the same in our lives - play well, stay safe, appreciate people and living creatures, and just love.