Thanksgiving Fest Reflections of Gratitude: Day 16

Tiger cat

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances.”                1 Thessalonians 5

I know it’s silly.

I know it isn’t very profound.

But I give thanks for our cats. They have been part of our family for years and I look forward to their greeting when I walk in the door. I wish I could say their enthusiastic meows were an expression of their love, but I suspect it has more to do with wanting food – right now. I love the way they sit on my lap when I read or watch TV. I enjoy them purring with contentment.

We may have the exception to the rule, but our cats are not particularly graceful or quiet or mysterious. Instead, they knock things off shelves, skid onto the table as they leap from the counter, and claw our not-very-fine furniture. They regularly threaten to trip us as they wrap themselves around our feet.

Black cats are being overlooked in favour of more selfiegenic ones.

But still – they make me laugh, they are good company, and they are wonderful role models for enjoying a good nap.

I give thanks for pets and the joy they can bring.

What are you thankful for today?

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