We have, I’m sure, all heard somebody say to us some time in our lives, probably after we’ve had some disappointment or another “welcome to the school of life.” And yes, things that can happen in our lives may well feel like a school lesson, but is that important? No! What is important is what we learn from these ‘lessons’, how we move forward from such events and how we hopefully make changes for the better in our lives, to become better human beings for our world and for our fellow man.
We (Taff and Pam) decided together many years ago, from lessons we had learned, that we would live our lives honestly, and that ‘honesty’ would form the basis of our lives. We began by being completely and totally honest with each other, which immediately formed a wonderful and fundamental bi-product – trust!
We extended our beliefs to include being as honest as possible in all our dealings with family and friends, business associates, neighbours, work colleagues and anyone at all whom we come in contact with, and this is the best bit… it was easy, and it feels so good!
The reader of this blog might think “Wow! These guys have cracked it, no more lessons for them huh?” Well dear reader you are going to have to think again because we have just experienced a huge lesson, and what we’ve learned from this lesson has simply enriched our lives. It happened like this!
Pam, after careful thought and consideration, decided to adopt a pussycat from an animal rescue centre; and as a caring and compassionate person stated that she was willing to give a loving home to a pussycat that nobody else wanted. I must be honest here and say that I did not want to adopt a pussycat at all let alone one who had been victim to some serious cruelty, but I decide to stand by my wife.
After many meetings and visits to the animal rescue centre we were finally allowed to bring ‘Nancy’ home with us. Nancy Jones has now been part of our family for just over a year and we have taken an oath which states that as long as we are custodians of such a beautiful pussycat no harm whatsoever will ever come to her again.
The lesson for me was ‘I was wrong’. The best thing we did was let Nancy come to us, she enriches our lives and now we couldn’t be without her.
What did I learn from this lesson? I learned something fundamental, and that is that Nancy Jones has overcome the cruelty she has suffered. She displays this by ‘trusting’ us completely, nose to nose pussycat kisses, games we play together, and the happiness she brings us. There is something humbling about the joy and love that she displays, in her own simple and unconditional way, towards us.
This is why I have written the ‘True Life Tales of Nancy Jones’ series of children’s books to help share the pleasure that Nancy brings.