It’s one of those days. Even when I am completely healthy, I have them sometimes, but they are even more pronounced with My health challenges of late. They are days when the distance from point A to point B seems to be quite a bit longer. Days where just walking down the hallway from My food bowl to My Outdoor Domain seems like an epic journey. Yes, today, that hallway seems very long to Me.
I do it though. I set My eyes on My goal, I stand up, and I start putting one paw in front of the other. It might take Me a little bit longer on these long hallway days, but through sheer force of will I get to where I want to go. And when I get there, I look back to find that the hallway no longer seems quite so long.
When I arrive in My Outdoor Domain and look out from behind the safety of the wire, I see Limbo kitties and Shadow kitties all around, and each of them is waiting at the end of their own long hallway. I know when you look out, you see them too. For the most fearful and desperate of these kitties, the distance between us and them seems vast. It would be easy to say that it is an impossible journey, and give up without even trying.
Don’t. Don’t give up. Not now. Not ever. Get up, put one foot in front of the other and walk toward them. Work hard to earn their trust, and when they begin walking too, you can meet them in the middle. Then scoop them up and carry them the rest of the way to the light. When you reach the end of the hallway together, you will look back and realize that it really wasn’t so long. All you needed was to have the will to walk it.
So Sayeth Otis