It’s that time of the year again when we’re making New Year’s resolutions. Not a fan. Instead, I like affirmations. Because life is like a cat, unpredictable, fast-moving and a little wild. It’s fluid and ever-changing so we need to be open to shift our focus and reboot, which may result in a new and fresh purrspective or a completely different pathway than the one you’ve chosen.
And that’s okay.
Our first Meowvelous Monday Haiku of 2018 started with Charlie’s affirmations where he states his truth:
“I believe in my ability to convince the humans I am starving.”
In the same vein, Ollie expresses his thoughts on keeping it simple and seeing things in a new light.
“When your world turns upside down, change your Purrspective”
This is one of Ollie’s favorite positions; hanging his head upside down from the bridge. I want to see 2019 as Ollie does. No, not exactly living on the edge with my head hanging over a cliff, but just to see something new in the mundane and the everyday. Perhaps turn the map upside down to see my world in a new light. To clear my head of all the clutter and noise and tune in to all of life’s precious purrs around me.
The roadmap of a year gone by
Last year I followed my roadmap. I got stuck along the way, I sometimes rolled backward or deviated from the path. I met up with friends and made new ones. Sometimes I hit a fork and didn’t know which way to go. There were unforeseen roadblocks that forced me around some detours. I also had a few successes and achievements but also lost a furry soul along the way. And then there were times I had to stop and recharge when I knew I was going to run on empty.
It’s okay to have a guide or roadmap, but also to accept that it’s impossible to accomplish everything you had intended. Because, LIFE!
2018 was an interesting and wonderful road trip indeed and I am thankful to all of you for being part of our journey.
So, what was trending at our blog in 2018?
Below are just a few posts…
Just for sitz and giggles!
And now for a bit of a giggle courtesy of the two “Yoots” Ollie and his brother Baggie. When we checked out our Best Nine on Instagram the top position was taken by a video which got over 1,670 views. A silly 4-second video of these two identical tabby brothers running back inside through the tunnel at lightning speed all because it started raining!
The second top position was taken by our recently departed Angel Earl Grey drinking at the catio watering hole, sipping slowly and quietly. It’s so fitting that these two videos made it to the top positions as it pretty much sums up the past year. The ‘cat race’ trying to get things done juxtaposed with the introspection and bonding time spent caring for a senior cat and seeing him off to his next journey.
View it on Instagram!
What was your year like and what will you change in 2019? My hope is that whatever you do, whether it’s living on the edge like Ollie or planning your next big project, that occasionally, you turn your world upside down, in a good way, and discover something new that will be your inspiration for the rest of 2019. Happy New Year!
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