Sunday, November 21, 2010

Daily Reminder # 174

Find the joy in small things.

I woke up REALLY cranky today.  I had to get up earlier than I wanted to and  was tired and I didn't feel well and my coffee tasted awful and in general my mood was dark indeed. I was very tempted to wallow in it. Very. But I decided to put Pandora Radio on and listen to wonderful music and my spirits lifted a bit.

And then sun came out and Shannon came over to visit and Tara Grace posed for me in daylight. Tara is a terrible tease in front of the camera. She's so hard to photograph because she's so gray. And she loves torment me by striking a pose and then just as I get the camera to focus (not always easy with her coloring) and click the picture, she starts grooming herself. Over and over. Despite that, I managed to get a few good shots. And Shannon took a few too, which I'll share on another day.

 So anyway, music, the love of two sweet kitties and a teenager managed to pull me out of the grumpies and my day turned out pretty well, all things considered.

It would have been a good day for the Thank You for Everything mantra.  I forgot to use it, but the universe gave me some nice presents anyway.  I hope you had a good day too.

I know Tara Grace looks kind of misshapen in this picture but I almost
never get a picture of her whole body.  She's very tiny - only 5 pounds
but  somehow her big spirit  must come through in photos
because she looks much bigger than she really is...

Some things I'm grateful for today:
  • Tara Grace posing with sunlight
  • Angel posing too
  • a visit from Shannon
  • beauty in unexpected places
  • my microwave oven
  • my home
  • my red chair
  • my cane
  • that my legs still carry me
  • my camera
  • Schwann's
  • cheese
  • pumpkin pie
  • mail
  • Netflix
  • Pandora
  • Angel and Tara Grace
  • heat and hot water
  • water
  • electricity
  • my computer
  • wordzzles
  • earphones
  • music
  • angels
  • reiki
  • laughter
  • my printer
  • my mattress
  • blankets
  • my kitchen
  • books
  • eyes to see
  • Life
But they SHOULD be toys....
You sure I can't play with them? Please?

May your day offer 
wonderful surprises!


Charlotte said...

Your cat is beautiful and I know you cherish your time with her. My old cat who is between 15 - 20 years old is dying and I don't expect he will live until tomorrow. But we are keeping him as comfortable as we can and lavishing lost of strokes and kisses on him. I am grateful for the years we had with him.

San said...

Love the photographs of Tara Grace, especially the top one--she looks so sly there.

Your day sounds lovely. And that's quite a list of blessings.