Monday Haiku: Say it Simply With Affirmations
We don’t do New Year’s resolutions – it’s a heavy burden that can weigh you down. Now not to burst your resolution bubble at all, we do have an alternative pathway that allows for more fluidity. Because life is not stagnant. Sometimes your goals need to shift gears too and may steer you in a different direction.
Instead, we like to use affirmations, because it’s evolving, shifting and changing according to whatever life’s tide washes your way. Affirmations will allow you to reach your goals, trailing along many pathways while keeping it crystal clear. But all these pathways lead to your end goal, and before you know it you’ve accomplished your goal, hey wait…. you’ve actually made a resolution and stuck to it, without even knowing it!
My friend Jimmy Fancy Feet and I present the first Marvelous Monday Haiku of the year.
From a simple affirmation on our sticky notes – we keep it short and say it simply. For example, “If you steal my treats you will get a paw smack” or “There’s a time for play and a time for sleep.” These are our scent notes we leave on a daily basis on our scratching posts, whether you see or smell them or not, it’s tangible to us and we live by it.
Humans complicate things to the detriment of their sanity. They have notepads, iPads and all sorts of devices that sync to organize their days. For us cats, there is nothing to sync and nothing to overthink. We scratch our sticky note messages as we go about our daily activities and seize the moment now, not later. We get things done! (Yes, sleeping 18 hours a day is an activity, in case you were wondering)
“I shall seize the opportunity to take the top ramp”
“I believe in my ability to convince my human that I am starving”
“Take action now and seize the catnip”
Humans take a while to understand our affirmations, some are better than others but they do eventually learn. Through these affirmations, we have reached an understanding that can only lead to our end goal: Getting treats on time and cuddles on demand. Voilà, goal achieved! There’s nothing to it, really.
Affirmations! Cats make them every day. I dare you to be more ‘cat’ in your everyday tasks! Are you diving paws first and getting things done or are you overthinking?
P.S We’ll be back soon with our series Scratching Posts Secrets Revealed, so watch this space!
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absolutely LOVE you and your reasoning……….simply purrfect. Needed the tip about affirmations right now and I thank you!
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Affirmations are an excellent idea, and they are very good for finding ways to train your human staff i am sure.
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Affirmations are an excellent idea, and they are apparently an excellent way to train your human staff. Who would have guessed?
Very well said. It’s tough to train your humans at times, but you seem to know just what to do.
Have a purrfect day. My best to your peeps. ♥
Oh yes…we’ll seize the catnip any day…every day!
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Those were great and yes, humans do tend to complicate things!
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Humans can learn alot from our feline friends.
Yes, humans should do a little less thinking and a little more cuddles 😉
Great affirmations and sparks 🙂
I am so happy that you joined us for Sparks! I appreciate your wonderful words. Thank you! HUGS.
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Thanks for hosting it and glad to be on board 😉
As always, cat know best 🙂
Great ideas, and great spark ! Purrs
Sounds completely reasonable to me! I also believe we all tend to overthink situations. Very beneficial Spark to begin the new year with a different approach to life. I don’t do resolutions either. Instead, I pick one word to focus on for the year (different post) in hopes to be more proactive. Hope you have fund seizing the day!
That’s a great way to look at it – a focus word. I’ll use that too! Have a super week!
You have a good argument and I like your focus/refocus policy to achieving your goals. I guess I do this in away, too. Didn’t really think about until I read your thoughts on the matter. I am more of the dive paws first kinda gal but I’m not going to lie to you, sometimes my human brain gets in the way with its overthinking process. That’s when I have to reboot which causes it to temporarily reset to do first, question later. Life is short. I think we should just strive to put our best paw forward and if blessed to see another day, then do it all over again. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your positive “Sparks” energy with me!
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Thank you and great! I will check out your other blog. 👍🏼
you are right Charlie we do complicate things! But I must confess I need my lists and my goals, even though I’m learning to relax more.
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You are one wise feline. As the Alpha of The Tribe of Five, I am constantly attempting to teach the younger felines in our house. Your beautiful photos and encouraging affirmations are wonderful and a great help to felines around the world.
Purrs & Head Bonks,
Great idea Charlie to use affirmations instead of New Year’s resolutions. I certainly liked yours. We don’t have any snow where we live here. At least not close to home, so I also appreciated the picture with the snow. I just imagined you going through that snow and daring to be different and daring. I assume you also got mighty wet and cold in the process. But your human hopefully had some warm fluffy towel to dry you and a treat for you to eat once you were done realizing your affirmation. An admirer. Fozzie.
The snow was not melting so not too much wetness! Charlie spent 5 minutes out exploring then made a mad dash for inside, almost as if to say “Why did I think this was a good idea?” His ginger friend Jimmy is more of a snow kitty, his extra toe floofs must provide some protection from the cold, but again he won’t stay out in the cold too long and runs back inside to the fireplace!
We don’t do resolutions here either. But affirmations…now that’s a good idea!
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Mew Mew hellos Charlie & Jimmy Fancy Feet. Mom tends to overthink things a bit. She also has many of the same resolutions each year. I think you’re absolutely right about affirmations. I think she needs those and not those sill resolutions that she never realizes by the end of the year anyway! Tee hee hee! Kisses!
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