But, I have come and gone over the last 3 months, spending most of the first 6 weeks in town, but home to Houston for a few days at a time. My husband, Lee, was here with me for a week and as we were discussing the Cat and what she does while no one is here, Lee suggested that she was just like Paul, content in her circumstances, whether in the house or not, with people to pet her and talk with her or not, and with a full bowl of food and water or not. Look at Philippians 4:11-13.
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. 
Are we content in our circumstances? Do we let our circumstances define us or how we feel and look at life? Or are we content? And let the JOY of the Lord define our lives?
The next time you are challenged with your circumstances, remember the CAT that came with the house and her disposition to be content with or without, inside or out, with people around or by herself.
 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Php 4:11–13). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.