In the Spring, I like to consider all the wonderful new starts we all get to enjoy. Newly blooming flowers, fresh grasses pushing up from their winter rest, and the possibility of new insights and inspiration after the dark winter. As I was recounting the abundance showing up on many levels, I decided what better way than to celebrate some wins in my life.
One Sunday afternoon, my kids and I were relaxing by walking through a rescue shelter in Sandpoint, Idaho. My oldest said, "Mom, she's picking you out" as he pointed at a small sweet adult cat sitting on a box. He was right.
Even though I was moving out of my apartment in three months, I knew my landlords would say absolutely NOT to a temporary situation of bringing in a cat!
Hmmmm....would she be there in 3 months when my house was ready, unlikely. My schedule was exceptionally full working as a business consultant at a domestic violence shelter with a huge fundraiser coming up, plus remodeling the house I was moving into shortly.
Three months was a long time to wait, for her, me, and my kids but honestly the days flew by. The day I got the house keys I called the shelter in Sandpoint, and she was there! A three-hour drive and we all enjoyed a quick shopping trip for her needs and away we went.
She's such a fun little cat traveling with me all over the northwest, learning to do tricks like a dog, and most of all, teaching us a lot about life. Many times it's the little things that can teach us the greatest lessons if we'll just notice.
Remember to celebrate the miracles happening in your life and all around you.