Saturday, November 21, 2015

Conscious Cat Sunday: Thanksgiving ABC’s


Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States. As we’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends, I think it’s important not to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday: a time to count one’s blessings.

I keep a gratitude journal: each night before I go to bed, I list three things I was grateful for that day. Gratitude is a powerful force. It can shift your mood and your thoughts from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance and joy. Gratitude is about being in the present moment, and appreciating what’s around you.

Several years ago, I started my tradition of making a “Thanksgiving ABC’s” list. Some of the items on the list repeat year after year, others are new. Here’s this year’s list:

A: Allegra

B: Buckley, for the love and joy she brought, and for how she changed my life

C: Cats, of course!

D: Dark chocolate

E: Eating out – one of my great pleasures in life

F: Friends

G: Google, because I use it every day, all day long

H: my home

I: my iPhone

J: Joy

K: my Kindle

L: Lebkuchen (a type of German Christmas cookie)

M: Marzipan (we’ve got a food theme going on here, don’t we!)

N: New York City, my favorite city in the world

O: Organic products

P: Purring

Q: Quiet reflection – it’s essential for my mental well being

R: Ruby

S: Sun puddles – I’m very much like a cat when it comes to seeking out the sun

T: Tortitude

U: Uber, because it’s made travel so easy

V: Veterinarians, for all they do to make cats’ lives better

W: My daily walks

X: X-mas. Even though I’m not crazy about this abbreviation of Christmas, I couldn’t think of anything else that starts with X, and I do love Christmas!

Y: You – our readers!

Z: the Zoomies – it’s what I call it when Ruby races through the house like a crazy kitten for no reason at all

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving?

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