We need love

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Dear __________,
In order to be a great husband, wife, parent, friend, daughter, assistant or being in any relationship for that matter one has to be able to be completely selfless.  What I have learned in working with Herb and thru this period of my life (much of which has switched to contemplative) is selflessness and surrendering one’s desires and wants is the first step to happiness.  Giving yourself up for others allows one to see this world from another person’s side.  Being able to look, see, hear, feel, and taste what others do is an amazing feat.  Helps us keep ourselves in check and is humbling.  What a precious gift so easily overlooked.  It makes you understand just how blessed we are.  We need these reality checks often.
When you understand what other’s views are you are able to relate on other levels to humanity as a whole, you can connect other’s with similar standpoints, make more connections between subject matter, and connect with other’s better.  For one who has issues to commitments and has issues with putting other’s first before their own want’s–It’s a matter of need vs. want.  Peace comes from with in the deep core of one’s soul.  Peace comes from balance and if one is out of balance it will never come to be.
Thought to leave you all with:  If we are not balanced and peaceful, then how can we ever expect there to be world peace?  What can we do to find that peace and pass it along in our own world?  Do we need love?  What can you do today to find peace and obtain love?
Begin with you and radiate with great light!
xoxo
CatMan

Awake my Soul…and FREAK OUT!

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2RKb3VNAOo

Today I would like to start with a song.  This post is of a very great band that I rather enjoy listening to once in a while.  They are fantastic.  This song has some pretty profound lyrics.  I cannot take any credit for this topic except for giving you my 2 cents.  Thanks Jacabo!  😉

I think we can all relate.  It makes me think how confused we all can get with our priorities.  So many times we think we need more money, more time, more of everything when really we should be grateful for what we have.  Today I spent some time with Herb.  He was in quite the mood!  I don’t know what exactly was ruffling his feathers but, he was quite the difficult one.  I could satisfy him not in any of the work I was doing for him.  We first had a meeting.  We discussed a few projects at hand.  Then we had a few erruns consisting of going to the bank, eating lunch, getting gas in his car, then making a deposit at another bank…it was good except to say when we got out to the parking lot after lunch he turned and fell.  This was my first experience with a family member or close friend falling seriously not anything stupid like I was walking and tripped on my foot sort of deal.  I dropped my purse and ran to the one side of him and helped leverage him up.  He wasn’t hurt except for his pride.  He stood up quickly and like his mom I yelled to go slow and calm him down.  He calmed himself down and stood there stunned.  It was hard.  He got back into the car slowly and just was so embarrassed.   He told me that when he falls–he immediately goes limp so that way nothing gets broken.  Smart plan if you ask me.

Today was humbling.  I am really glad that I don’t make a ton of money or feel it necessary.  I know I need to make enough to cover all of my bases and I do…but, I really am so blessed to be doing all the stuff I am doing!  I get to leave work and hang out with a cool old guy…

Driving Miss Daisy...if you will....just for comparison sake geez!

…coach a group of young girls and be there for them when they are in their prime time of self-esteem problems and still trying to figure out who they are (not going to lie I am still trying to figure out who I am and I am 10 years older than they are!), as well as help with one of the coolest organizations ever SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF COURSE!  Just think, If I had any other job I couldn’t do half the items I am doing.  With work, my job is so diverse.  I am currently revamping our website.  That is a task in a half but, the group (CLP Marketing) I am working with is phenomenal.

 

I don’t wish for anything more at this point.  Life is truly good.  OH so now on to the funny part of this post….

So my eye wont stop twitching…it’s getting pretty bad and frequent.  SO, I am finding myself grabbing the bottom lid in the midst of these conversations and trying to still talk and then the other person gets so distracted that they MUST inquire…I just blamed it on my “Cat Allergy”…cough cough.

I probably looked like this girl...

 

Next, I was informed last night if I was ever to get pulled over by a cop I was told to just “freak out” as my brother put it.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUZUmP4N6Vk HAHA!  He had expired plates by accident on the car.  He merely forgot to put the sticker date on it so OPPS.  Well on his way home last night, yup you guessed it…he got pulled over!  He said all he did was literally do everything by the books and freaked on the cops and actually freaked the cop-out!  It was very dramatic and comical as you can imagine.  My brother has very buggy eyes

hehehe....

so they were almost to the extent of deer in the headlights look?  Oh so funny….well long story after the cop told him to hold on and “…roll the dang window up it’s freezing out!” …he came out of it just with a warning.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArCveCHexqg Then the cop finished up by saying you did everything by the textbook but, that was definitely freaking me out pulling you over!  Love it.

 

🙂

Love the Effervescent,

CatMan

Lunch Time Humor

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Today of all days I wish I was flexible.  After about 13 years of cheerleading, you would think I would be but it just isn’t in my cards!  I have taken Yoga, stretched, etc.  But today I just feel old.

It’s a humbling feeling sitting with my friend Herb who is 95 (yes mark my word 95 years old!! I have had to remind him a few times!)  It is never a dull moment being in his company.  Well today we sat and had lunch at his Retirement Center.  He made a motion with his hand pointing at the old “biddies” talking loudly and causing a scene.  “They always have to be the center of freaking attention…Crap!” he said.  It seemed like that women were talking about us for some reason.  I am sure at their age they look for every piece of gossip they can and just talk to hear themselves speak.  You know how us women are!  😉  Their glares, their “quiet” whispers, and most of all their constant loud chair scoot!  OH man does that drive him nuts!

Today he was particularly on edge because he hasn’t been feeling well.  Good Ol’ Herb…maybe if your lucky I will share with you a few stories.  He is definitely a good friend.  ANYWAYS, Well first the glares started and you know that he didn’t miss that one.  He heckled from across the room “heeeey what are you looking at?!”  They quickly turned back around and acted as thought they were minding their own business.  EVERYONE knew it was Herb talking.  He has quite the reputation around there and that’s when we got the stares.  Man, that was the funniest thing ever.  If you could just imagine a bunch of old men and women just staring and looking disgruntled.  It was pretty awesome I am not going to lie.

Well we made it thru our usual soup and jello.  Herb ALWAYS gets that combination and as we were walking out this same women who just could not take her eyes off of us before asked if I was his daughter!?  We both got a good laugh out of this one.  He explained I was a friend’s daughter and his “Personal Secretary”.  She seemed satisfied with that response and we got the heck out of dodge!

You see this wasn’t the first time people had reason to wonder about me.  I have many friends who are usually older and more than likely male and people like to ponder what mischief I’m up to…  To me, that is the perfect position to be in!  One time I got mistaken as Herb’s “mistress”!  UH yeah right!  hahahaha.  That was the best one thus far.  I have been seen with my associate at a restaurant where his wife works and all the waitresses love to talk!  So point blank they asked his wife about who I was and man she played right along with it.

I think it is fun to leave people wonder.  I get the satisfaction and a good laugh at watching them.  What an amazing reminder not to assume and enjoy your company.  Who cares if you get stared down by some old women!  What are they going to do cane ya?

Look out! I saw what you did!