“That you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”
— I Corinthians l:10
I look forward to the quiet time I spend on my front porch each morning doing my meditation or going through my prayer list for those who have requested a prayer. There are times I watch the sunrise as it peaks over the Sierra Nevada Mountains and lights up our valley. It is a great way to start my day and get the creative juices flowing.
The past month or so has been more joyful because my neighbors' three cats come over to join me. They have figured out my schedule and sometimes are there before I go out. They don’t come close enough for me to pet them, but keep their distance and watch me all the time I am sitting there.
The animals I grew up with, and the ones I have had since, have brought joy to me and my family by the way they act and respond to the different situations they get involved in or when they want attention.
My thoughts take me back to the time I was going to school about a little dog we had when we were kids. She learned what time we would be coming home from school and was always waiting at the end of the lane leading to our house. It was always a great welcome for us kids but it seemed like a greater joy for her by the way she responded each day when we got home...