So this morning I woke from a dream where someone had parked a gun metal gray sedan in my driveway, opened the trunk and pulled out some tools to start fixing something. I wasn’t able to see what they were doing from my kitchen window, and realized that I wasn’t properly attired to step outside my front door. As I awoke from the dream, I was standing there, pondering whether to go out and ask what he was doing, or just let him fix whatever it was he came to fix. For some reason, this one scene has stayed with me all day today, prompting me to wonder what my subconscious is trying to tell me!
Don’t get me wrong. I won’t be looking out my window, waiting for a man in a gray sedan to show up and just start fixing things for me (though it is a nice thought!), but clearly, something pleasant and unexpected could be on the horizon, though the significance of the color gray does escape me for the moment.
Of course, it could also be the obvious explanation; I have a lot of things around the house that need fixing, and in imagining them all being done, it has been on my mind a lot. But that’s the simple, boring explanation! I prefer to go for the gusto! (and while we’re at it, make sure this unknown handyman is easy on the eyes as well! A girl can dream, can’t she?)
Other than that, I’m 1 1/2 weeks, or to be accurate, 1 2/3 weeks into re-setting my 3 day a week gym routine. I feel much better, though I did a lighter back workout tonight having woken with some back pain this morning.
I’ve been reading more about ferals and maintaining feral colonies, and am awed by how many people commit to feeding their colonies, doing TNR and ensuring the health of those colonies, including removal, fostering and adoption of the kittens. I’m humbled by the commitment these people make to keep these cats out of the shelters which, typically, mean certain euthanasia, since ferals aren’t typically adoptable. From the descriptions, my two are about as far from ferals as they could be, and still be outside cats. Shhh, don’t tell anyone about the cat tree and comforter they have in my garage, and the sand box for those rainy days so they don’t have to get their tushies wet!
Although I would like to be able to care for a colony, I am not entirely sure that I have what it takes to commit to one, rain or shine, 365 days a year, without fail. The people who do are, in my opinion, nothing short of amazing!
And it isn’t just the cats. There are people who fly loads of dogs from one area to another, to give them a better chance of being adopted.
There are also the organizations like FixNation which take on the expense of not only spaying and neutering ferals, but seeing to their health as well!
The long and short of it is, when we look at people who devote their time to the welfare of animals, or to those who are seeing that children in our own country don’t go hungry, or promoting the needs of foster kids…with so many good, caring people in the world, it doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to divert our focus from the negative things in the world and look, instead, at all of the wonderful things our fellow humans are doing!
If we all turned our focus to these selfless people and sent them some energy, some joy and some love while turning our backs om the nastiness in the world, think how quickly all of the goodness would flourish and grow while the nastiness would wither away to nothing for lack of attention. We would, in essence, stop feeding and watering anything which didn’t feel good, and without attention, it just couldn’t survive.
I could just make a giant proclamation: This person sends love, joy and passion to goodness!
That is my current campaign, then. I hope more people see how this could really make our world a better place! (and might make about 535 people either wither up and die or re-discover their inner goodness!)
My gratitudes tonight are:
1. I am grateful for the people who give of themselves to make a better life for others.
2. I am grateful for the strength of love and joy.
3. I am grateful for opportunities around every corner
4. I am grateful for my upcoming four day weekend.
5. I am grateful for dreams which become reality.
Love and light.