What losing my cat taught me

Josephine is a shelter cat (I have 3 adopted fur babies).  She is an inside cat, so when she went missing a few weeks ago I was worried, scared and untethered.  I felt like part of my life was gone.  I was supposed to protect and care for her—that’s what I signed up for when I adopted her.  I pictured her out there in the pouring spring rain-hiding, wet, hungry and lonely. This was on top of some other major WTFs in my world.Well, not too major, but things usually go pretty smoothly for me, especially lately.  I am the type of person that likes it when things work and go smoothly without a bunch of snafus, stress and wasted energy.  SO when I got a call from a post office in Pennsylvania that my passport (getting it renewed) was loose there…I was thinking, “OH, s@#*! What is going on???”Besides Josephine and the passport issues, many things (cups, buttons, and plates) were breaking (always an attention getter), a flat tire (there’s a communication story here too-You need to tell the guys the correct tire to fix or you have to go back the next day-oops!!), and other lost mail.  I began to wonder and question. What’s the lesson?  What am I to learn from all this? There were many: ask for help communication techniques be specific There is a vast community and special angels of people who want to help you find your lost cat.  Ask them for help. (It’s not my norm to ask for help BTW—hmm? that’s interesting-see below [another lesson?])  Many went above and beyond what I ever would have dreamed of; to offer advice, lend me a trap, canvas the neighborhood, make me posters and sincerely care about Josephine being returned home. My heart was so [...]