Wednesday, January 24, 2007

enjoying the moment ...


can't you just feel the relaxation pouring out of this laid back cat! he found a sunny spot and took advantage of it ... i can just imagine how warm his fur feels ... he looks so comfy and drowsy, with eyelids half closed ... living in the moment is that good ...


Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves.
~Edwin Way Teale

20 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

I wish we all could be as relaxed as that cat..but then maybe he/she is bored with all that relaxation =). Good quote, but I find as I get older I really enjoy life more I think and take on more and more fun things. I'm sleepy, can you tell? Wishing you blessings! I'm off to bed.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to imagine soaking in the sun like that. It's been a while since we've had any.

And then the thought of being relaxed. It sounds inviting.

Michael said...

I am so there.

Take Care
Michael

Saija said...

maggie ann ... i think relaxing is an artform that i haven't quite mastered yet! i know the Lord had me sit and BE STILL in the rental, as the 4 seasons changed around me ... that was an interesting experience ... though now i am ready to "get to it!!" ... :o) ... and if we are enjoying the task at hand, then that in itself is rest ... blessings to you ...

tina ... i love to soak in the sun ... it seems like years since i've had that opportunity ... even at the rental, it was a different type of rest ... this cat brought to mind the loveliness of a drowsy summer afternoon ... something most northerners only dream of in late January! :o)

michael ... well good for you! does that mean you are warming up by the fire? *grin*

jel said...

the sun is shining here to day and it fells sooooooo good! :)

hi to Leo

Blessings

jel said...

oh I forgot the huggs

Terry said...

Hey Saija!! Where did you get that cute kitty??
By the looks of it, he sure does not like the you bothering him!!
For sure and he CAN be laid back. He doesn't have to deal with this COLD weather.
He's got him a nice sunny corner!

We have snow but it was even too cold to make Mrs. Mac's snowball.
Maybe I will have to use an ice cube....Love Terry

Saija said...

jel ... well i'm so glad you came back to give me a hugg ... just when i needed it too ... :) ... glad to hear that you have some SONshine in your neck of the woods!!! **huggs backatcha**

terry ... the pic was off of last year's birthday card! my fam/friends send me these cute things ... i just scan them to share & pass along the feeling ... and i had to giggle at the mental image of you throwing ice cubes at mrs mac!

Anonymous said...

I'm not giggling at the mental image of Miss Terry throwing ice cubes at me ;)
Love the cat all warm and fuzzy.

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Don't we all need to live in the "moment"? Thanks for stopping by and wishing us a Happy Anniversary today!! You are only 10 years behind us!! WOW!! It will not take long and you will be celebrating in the 40's too!! Believe me time goes by so fast!! I do not know how we got here this quickly...Sandy

Saija said...

mrs. mac ... i hope you find a little corner of your new place where you can totally have for yourself and relax in ... :o)

Sandy ... after i turned 50, it seems that time is marching along at a speeded up pace! days just zoom by! as i'm sure your 43 years of marriage did!!! that is a nice start toward the big 5-0 wedding anniversary!

Jammie J. said...

I think that's why I love animals so much. They normally have such a trusting heart and their biggest dilemma of the day is getting their food and where they're gonna nap. I have a clock that says, "Today was a wonderful day. The sun was warm. The bug I ate was good. I sat ona lap." And there's a black kitty curled up in the middle of it. :)

Saija said...

jeanette ... your clock sounds like one i would have hanging on my wall! it's always a good thing to be reminded of the simple stuff, isn't it? :o) ... hope you have a super duper laid back weekend!

Terry said...

Dear Saija...That Jeanette keeps that black kitty all to herself!
Once in a while she gives us a little glimpse of the little darling but precious little if you ask me!!
I tnink the last time she favored us with a peek was at Christmas..! hee hee!!...Love Terry

And she even has a new camera too!

Badoozie said...

i think that cat got into the "weed" patch

Saija said...

terry ... yes, i saw j's camera - quite cool! :o) ... leo is in his recliner with our big fat black cat snoozing on top of him! life is good!

susie ... *chuckle* ... but maybe looks are deceiving?

diana said...

what a cute cat, and what a great blog! thank you so much for stopping by mine, i love what i see here, i will be back for more! God bless you!

love
Diana

Saija said...

diana ... thanks for popping by ... God bless you as you continue to grow in Him!

Catherine said...

There is nothing quite like watching a contented cat relax. :)

Saija said...

catherine ... they are supposed to lower blood pressure ... must be true 'cause our fearless feline sits on leo's lap for hours - and leo's blood pressure is excellent! :o)