Meet the ultimate barn cat…no name needed, just call him Cat. His job is to guard the area and keep the mice at bay. Notice how seriously he takes his job. He doesn’t even move when the boss and the dog walk nearby. Cool, confident, completely in charge of his domain. Here he sits just enjoying the place he lives, the job he does, and the spoils of simply being himself.
THAT is what I wish for you in the new year. Peace to enjoy the world you have created, knowing that you are in the right place at the right time doing the right thing. It takes a great deal of effort to be this at peace, and you can achieve it. All it takes is deciding what you want and what you are willing to do to get it. How hard are you willing to work? How much are you willing to better your skills? How open are you to serving your fellow man…even if no one ever knows what you do to serve? How consistently can you make decisions that support what you want and ignore what the world tells you is important?
Not everyone will understand, and not everyone will value what you do. Like this barn cat, you have to learn to be comfortable with the life you have…and enjoy the peace that that knowledge brings. So go forth and be the ultimate barn cat…I dare you!