“The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.” — Walt Whitman
My two cats, Lucy and Sasha, have been wonderful teachers for me. During the day, they take turns grooming each other. It’s all a process of giving and receiving. Sasha lavishes Lucy with her attention, and Lucy does the same for Sasha. As they close their eyes and purr, each one appears to savor the giving as much as the receiving. What’s more, when I watch them very closely, I observe there is an element of “caring” and “sharing.” While one gives unconditionally, the other patiently receives and basks in the glory of the moment. What a gift, to be able to observe such a wonderful practice!
Linda Noble Topf is dedicated to assisting others in seeing that chronic illness, debilitating injury, or any kind of adversity in any stage of life, can be viewed as a spiritual awakening, and an opportunity for personal growth.