It seemed important this year to have a theme. I decided to make it “miracles”. I know they are a constant, and I can get busy and not notice them. When I think of “miracles”, I think of noticing kindnesses and expressions of love. I want that to be my primary focus.
This morning I was sitting and writing in my journal where I write down the miracles I notice. I was alone at home and became aware of my wonderful animals and the love they constantly show. The love is unconditional and never not there.
A couple of weeks ago I said “good-bye” to my sweet cat, Beethoven. He was a light orange pile of love. He was as gentle as a cat can be. He’d pat my face with his paw and purr and purr. He cleaned my golden retriever and my other cat. I miss him. He taught me a lot about love. If my other cat, Simon, wanted to sit where he was, he’d just move over. Nothing was a big deal. In the Course in Miracles there is a lesson- In my defenselessness my safety lies. That was Beethoven. He was a good teacher for me.
I have a new cat. He has this quizzical face and it makes me laugh. To be so curious and light hearted is a miracle. He is another gentle spirit. I think Beethoven helped me find him. I got him for Simon. He was moping around without Beethoven. It has only been a couple of days and these two are already playing. I think that is a miracle and I am grateful to be watching them.
So, Abbie- my golden, Simon- my character cat, and Sammie- my new friend are the first entries in my “miracle” journal for the year. That is a good place to start.
I am glad I have a theme for the year. To notice love and kindness is good for me to do . I hope all of you out there have a blessed year and find miracles each moment.
With love, Barb