Day 13 of Celebrate You!

Celebrate You! Daily Quote:

"Life is full of beauty. Notice it." ~ Ashley Smith

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child,
and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the
fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
~ Ashley Smith

Yesterday, Day 12 of the 31-Day Celebrate You! Challenge, I celebrated my ability to receive.

A friend of mine gave me a bag … yes, a bag … filled with nearly new jeans. I haven’t owned jeans in years! Because of my weight, they just weren’t comfortable any more. But now that I’m releasing weight again, I’m looking forward to wearing those jeans once the weather cools off.

white cat I also received a visit from the adorable white kitty that lives down stairs. Here she is sitting outside my door asking to come in (yes, those are my toes). Lately, my neighbors have been letting her outside and she spends much of her time sitting outside my front door. It is like she’s my little, furry guardian angel. Well, I haven’t seen or heard her for a few days and was beginning to wonder if she was OK. And then, yesterday, when I got home from an appointment, there she was!

A lot of cultures use white cats to symbolize things. The Belfast Castle Estate in Ireland has a belief that as long as a white cat lives on the property, good luck will come to the residents. (life123.com) In Japan, the symbol of a white cat with paw raised means purity and good fortune. In Norse tradition, it is said that the chariot of the goddess Freya was pulled by two white cats. In Celtic beliefs, the goddess Cerridwen used two white cats to carry out her commands on earth. (pets.thenest.com) And, in a book on witchcraft I once saw, the key ingredient for a recipe for invisibility was a pure white cat of a a pure white mother. (Not that I’d ever kill anything in order to become invisible!)

Regardless of what you think a white cat appearing at my door and acting as if she belongs here means, I feel honored and blessed to have such a sweet creature watching out for me.

How did you celebrate you yesterday?


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Carma Spence is an international best selling author and award-winning speaker who helps women, introverts and shy people unleash their content creation superpowers and communicate their message with confidence so that they can create meaningful and fulfilling legacies.

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