Sunday Purrs of Wisdom: How to Be Content


When I think about what contentment looks like, I think of a purring cat. If there’s anything that illustrates happiness better, I don’t know what that would be. And it doesn’t take much for cats to be content: a sunny spot on the floor, a full tummy, a lap to curl up on – those are the ingredients for contentment when you’re a cat.

Why is it so hard for humans to reach that same state of contentment? Why do so many of us always look for the next best thing? For some people, the mindset for happiness is a never-ending cycle of always wanting more. Perhaps we’d do well to learn from our cats when it comes to mastering contentment.

As the Lao Tzu quote goes on, “When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Photo of Pepper by Murray Cooper

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4 Comments on Sunday Purrs of Wisdom: How to Be Content

  1. Janine
    August 7, 2016 at 7:14 am (4 years ago)

    Cats are so smart

  2. Nancy Faulkner
    August 7, 2016 at 6:41 am (4 years ago)


    Cats have the right idea. Enjoy/appreciate the simple things live gives.

  3. Diane Ricciardi Stewart
    August 7, 2016 at 5:38 am (4 years ago)

    Ingrid, I so agree!! ♥♥♥

  4. Chery
    August 7, 2016 at 1:27 am (4 years ago)

    Peace Love Cats


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