Happiest Moment #1: Well, I’ve been feeling a bit low lately, so this morning I was reading an article about the woman who wrote Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert) and she keeps jars with “her happiest moment of each day” in them. So, thought I’d do the same and share them each day here and on FB. I already have a jar for our family’s achievements, which we bring out to read on New Year’s Eve as we contemplate the year behind us and the year ahead. So, I thought what a lovely way to live, to actually look for the moment we cherished each day the most, at the end of the day before sleep. Here is my first “happiest moment” of the day, from yesterday.
…..I was stroking my cat Basil’s soft fur on the top of his stubborn little head, to find it felt cool, soft and satiny. It was a surprise as he’s been so very ill and his fur has not felt nice to touch lately, having lost some of it’s condition. It lifted my spirit because I’ve been so worried for him lately, it gave me hope. It reminded me, how much joy he’s given me over the last 12 years and what a sweet quiet welcome presence he is in my life.