"Thankfulness brings you to the place where the Beloved lives." _ Rumi
This morning Ollie went to the closet and start banging his furry little golden fists on the door until I got up. Augustus who was lying at the foot of the bed did not think him insane, he just listened wondering or not.
They woke me up early to go check the outdoors always curious to find what creatures had set their feet on our cement grounds.
Augustus monitored the walls
On my way out I noted one office worker cat
We discussed during our early morning excursions "gratitude", that deep gratitude that stays with us even during hard times, or that deep gratitude that we like to find especially during hard times. The cat boys told me that getting there required practice. I have decided to practice that. Tomorrow I have some neighbors for afternoon get together where we share inspirational writings and prayers and then we eat. Our theme is gratitude.
"Therefore, mere verbal thanksgiving is without effect. But real thankfulness is a cordial giving of thanks from the heart. When man in response to the favors of God manifests susceptibilities of conscience, the heart is happy, the spirit is exhilarated. These spiritual susceptibilities are ideal thanksgiving." (Abdul Baha, Excerpt of talk 1912)
Cat boys made you kisses and blew them out in the air to wish you a happy weekend.