Inspiration From A Cat

For those of you who have been my “friends” here in the blog world,  I mentioned in the past how I find inspiration in small things. Since I have little children, I get to learn their books and songs, and I learn a lot from them.

One of my favorites is Pete The Cat by James Dean (Eric Litwin as Illustrator).  I am sure most of you know who Pete The Cat is. For those of you who do not know Pete yet, here, I am sharing with you two of my favorite videos:

Pete The Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete The Cat – I Love My White Shoes

Remember stuff will come and go in our lives (and even people) and it is part of life. It is a reality that we should all learn to accept and deal with.  I guess it is okay to cry and be sad for a while, but you should keep going.  No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…because it’s all good. 

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I Learn From Children’s Books

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Having two little children has kept me abreast of kids’ stuff:  nice place for kids, TV shows, nursery rhymes, mobile applications/games, and of course books. I find delight in them. As my children learn and have fun, so do I!

Maybe some of you are already familiar with Pete the Cat. This is one of my favorites. I think it shares a great lesson to people of all ages. For those who have not heard of this, you can check out your local library or this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9GRHNE1vI4&feature=youtu.be
The story is about Pete, the cat, who goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes turn to, Pete keeps moving, grooving, and singing his song. This book is teaching the little children about colors, particularly colors of different foods and objects. Going deeper, I see a message even for grown ups. It shows us to have a positive outlook in life. This is what majority of my blogs talk about. No matter how messy life can get, we should not let ourselves be devoured by sadness, hopelessness, and fear.  We have to lift ourselves up or help someone else. Just keep going no matter what happens to you in life. Keep fighting the fight, facing each challenge, being the best that we can be whenever, wherever. We are just passing through life. Let us cherish the times we are alive. We aim to be happy and try to be positive.
No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…because it’s all good.
Enjoy the rest of your day, the rest of the week!
pete the cat
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes is an American children’s picture book written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, first published in 2008. Wikipedia