Thumbs

I had a very rough day at the office yesterday, one of the worst. I did everything right yet I was berated for doing everything wrong. I know I was right and the senior manager was wrong and confused. The emperor has no clothes, if you know that expression. Someone up the ladder is messing up so it is time to slaughter a lamb and it looks like that lamb might be me. It’s a horrible situation. Horrible timing and there is nothing I can do about it.

I fed my outside kitty, which was nice. I watched a little television with the Missus, which should have been nice but I was still upset by the events of the day and my mind was gnawing at my soul. Even my sleep was disturbed, as in I didn’t get hardly any. One time I was dozing off with my hand hanging off the side of the bed. I was awakened when the Budster walked over and pressed his forehead into my hand and held it there. I really love that boy. It was as though he knew I needed a touch and that was the only thing he could do. I petted him and loved on him for quite a while and we both enjoyed it.

The fur kids don’t have opposing thumbs. They can’t open their own food or make us a cup of tea or snap on their own leash. They can’t reach up and put their arms around us when we need a hug but they do what they can with what they have when there is a need and it is always appreciated.

We have thumbs. We can open doors, carry groceries, load the wood stove and drive to the store for supplies. We can communicate with others over the Internet and dial the phone. God has given us the ability of doing so much more than the animals yet they often put us to shame.

Do what you can with what you have. Use your thumbs if necessary and do what you can while you can. It will be appreciated.

John 9:4 (NET)
We must perform the deeds of the one who sent me as long as it is daytime. Night is coming when no one can work.

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Joyce Ellis is the CEO and Caretaker of WarmFuzzy's Animal Shelter & Sanctuary. She was born with the vision, the Energizer Bunny who keeps going and going. She is Fuzzy1 of all WarmFuzzy's.

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