With dignity, one never forgets ones own value. Remembering that, one remembers also the value of all others.
This little cat taught me a great deal about dignity. When I found her living on a city street and eating from a dumpster, she still nonetheless spotlessly cleaned herself. Once she let me bring her inside and we tamed each other, she taught me the fine skill cats have for always finding the greatest comfort in every situation. To know that one deserves to have the best of everything and then to allow oneself to relax completely into the comfort of this knowledge is to own up to ones own dignity. Every cat knows how to bask in the sunlight and you can learn this, too.
Today this image of dignity reminds me of us wearing masks in this era of Covid-19. This kitty looks like she’s wearing a mask, and her sense of her own value shows in that she washes her paws often! Let us be the same through this time of germs, and show each other that we see each and every creature as being valuable and worthy of our reverence and protection.