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Cats can help humans become a minimalist

My typist, who is a human, is trying to follow Joshua Becker’s concept of living with fewer possessions so she can pursue her greatest passions.  She needs a cat to help her become a minimalist.

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My typist, Mrs. Hodges,  would have more time to pet me if she wasn’t constantly rearranging, sorting and dusting all of her possessions.  I suggested she start her minimalist lifestyle by cleaning out the drawer of her drafting table. She was only allowed to keep what she loves and needs.

I made her finish cleaning out the drawer before I let her go and clean the seven litter boxes. As much as I like a fresh litter box, I wanted her to clean out her drawer first.

When she became distracted I got out of the drawer and flicked everything that was on top of the drafting table onto the floor.

“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.”
― Joshua Becker, Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life

Cats are natural minimalists

Cats don’t have a closet full of clothes. They only need one coat, which they were born with.

Cats don’t buy ornaments or paintings to hang on the wall.

We don’t have boxes full of childhood photographs and art projects, boxes of baby clothes and toys.

We don’t buy souvenirs from Disneyworld and we don’t collect dolls or train sets.

Cats don’t own anything. We don’t spend our life  buying storage tubs and rearranging them.

Cats enjoy life.

We pursue our passions.

We sleep in sunbeams. We chase mice. We purr.

And – we help clean out drawers.

Maybe you need a cat to help you live like a minimalist? Click here to comment. I love to hear from you. 🙂

xo
Love Harper

About Harper Hodges

Hi, it's me, Harper. I help humans understand their cats. I write about what a cat thinks. I know because I am a cat. Mrs. Hodges is my typist. I dictate and she types.

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