""Mind the gap" is an audible or visual warning phrase issued to rail passengers in the UK (and elsewhere) to take caution while crossing the horizontal, and in some cases vertical, spatial gap between the train door and the station platform." - Wikipedia
However, the gap I have been struggling with, is the gap between where I want the 'O' cats to be, and how they are right now. I fret and worry, especially now that the temps have dropped into the single digits overnight. But...Patty just does not want to come in. At least not yet. And Sweetie does not appear to want to try to climb up.
This may take a lot of time. We are fortunate to have an area of the house that is closed off, and is now 100% devoted to tempting them inside. And in the meantime, they have food, water and warm shelter. If a flake of snow falls on that deck, I'm out there with my broom so their paws don't have to touch snow or ice. So, I need to MIND THE GAP and look at the positives here! Sure, it may take time to coax my cat friends inside. Stuff worth waiting for is WORTH IT, right? So, relax, Grasshopper...step over that gap and live in the NOW, not the 'what should be' or 'if things were perfect'. Was I put on this earth to be a cat whisperer from Day 1, or to learn and grow into cat love with each minute? I am thinking the later...
MIND THE GAP...but the gap does not exist...take a step, and another and life will reveal itself if you let it.