Friday, December 7, 2018

Kitty Purrs -SSS

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 8 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. 

I'm sure the title has you curious...kitty purrs. Ah, kitty purrs. I love it when my big ol' love bug Beau crawls in my lap and his motor gets to running. I can feel bad, be sick as a dog, mad or just having a blah day but when he nudges me for petting and gets his purr box in gear I can't help but smile. Sometimes it has been through tears but smiling nonetheless. He can always make me feel better. Beau is my sunshine and has seen me through some dark days.
Oh don't get me wrong, there are other things that make me smile and brighten my day. My little grand daughter's laughter, the kitties chasing a fly, watching the hummingbirds at the feeder by my office window, a text from a friend. The list is long and I'm very grateful for each and every one.
There are days where I feel blue. Not always sure of the reason, but I can hop on YouTube and search for babies laughing, silly kitty or puppy videos, or scroll through the DAB group and see all the request for prayer and remember just how blessed I am. These things help the blues to leave or at least lessen.
Taking a walk outside in the sunshine, turning on some dance music and jumping around the living room. These things can chase away the blues and help brighten my day.
How about you? What brightens your day?

Here are a few things around my home that make me smile...besides my husband, son and kitties.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:
Baking In A Tornado                 
The Lieber Family Blog              
The Bergham Chronicles              
The Blogging 911                      
Cognitive Script                     
Never Ever Give Up Hope       
Part-Time Working Hockey Mom       

Your “Secret Subject” is:
What are some of the small things that can brighten up a day for you?
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  1. I am not a cat person (I'm actually terrified of them). It's easy to get down at this time of year thinking of lost loved ones, old traditions etc but we just have to remember all of our blessings...even when it's hard. Happy Holidays!

    1. I'm an animal lover. My kitties are sweet fat love bugs. And yes, I've lost a lot of family in the last 5 years and the holidays really stand out but we have wonderful memories. Hope things are looking up on your end.

  2. You remind me that if I need a smile, maybe I don't need to go any further than just looking around my own home. What a great reminder, especially this time of year.

    1. I heard a designer, Nate Burkus, once said. Fill your home with things you love, things that make you smile. So that's what I do. The photos on the wall are of family or photos that I took. Places and things that make me smile.

  3. I loved the samples you gave on how to get a smile on a gloomy day. I love the you tube funny videos and have to laugh no matter what is goin' on in my life.

    1. Life has been hard, and you know this more than most. It is easy to get down. So let's smile and encourage others. I think you do a great job of that.


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