A Tail of a Thousand Cats

Wednesday – Mid-week Humor

Last weekend I spent three days (we had Monday off for President’s Day – no comment there) organizing and boxing up hundreds of ceramic cats that my mother-in-law had collected until her death about 1 month ago.  The lesson for me is that I don’t want to leave anyone with the task of trying to find homes for these type of cherished items.  Wouldn’t it be better to give them away, donate them and not leave them to someone else to “care for”.   If I had liked ceramic cats, they would be in my home – nothing against the cute collectables (this picture only shows a fraction of the collection), but I don’t need or  want them taking up space in my home.


Embrace the teachings of Marie Kondo (The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up and Spark Joy) and if it does NOT spark joy – let it journey elsewhere.  Hopefully I will find new homes where these cats will spark joy for someone else.

Morale of the Story:  Don’t keep “stuff” that others will have to deal with, it does NOT spark joy for them.

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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