Now that the weather’s a bit brisk, my feline companion, 5 year old American Bobtail Tiffany, affectionately referred to as Tiffy, follows me around when I wear my morning comfy sweater. There’s an urgency in her meow, a plaintive cry that demands being snuggled like a baby in a papoose for a few minutes every morning. Usually I am able to get a swig of my first cup of coffee before she insists on being present with me for awhile. And I must say, I do not mind at all. It is our bonding time. Her little furry body nestles in my arms, purring quite unabashedly as we simply breathe in the same rhythm and bond. Her whole body resonates in that purr, vibrating at a timbre that my heart actually feels. As her eyes close in bliss (and mine do as well), we just enjoy the Presents of Presence, the peacefulness before the hubbub of the day begins.
We just are ~ 2 souls who connect.
And isn’t that the way it should be with all of us, human and animal alike? I unashamedly tell you this story, with the nagging feelings that you may name me ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ but I don’t mind. The truth is that it’s a special moment that I cherish. It’s the blessing of being open to accept and to give love unconditionally and I relish the daily feeding of my heart and soul.
It’s not to say that I don’t feel that way about my human family/children because I do. But they are bigger now and don’t quite fit the same way anymore as Tiffy does in my arms. Being teenagers, they are bigger than I am ~ and I’m not quite sure how they’d feel about me hopping up into their laps to be held baby-like wrapped in a soft sweater! LOL
So this morning, as you sip your tea or coffee, take a moment to imagine the universe embracing you with loving arms, snuggling you in its fuzzy sweater, a cherished soul wrapped in love.
You are special. You are loved.