The cats are suspicious, they’ve been both more interested in me and clingy than usual and also more skittish, shying away if I move too fast. I have recruited a friend to help me wrangle them into the car. People who don’t know my cats have many suggestions on how to get them moved. But since they don’t know my cats’ idiosyncrasies, their advice isn’t particularly useful.
Most people don’t need advice. We all need support, encouragement, someone to listen, and friends.
I am making progress on packing what I need for Phase 1 of the move, and by this time tomorrow the cats will, whether they want to or not, be settling into their new kingdom. All will we well, with God’s help and the support of my friends and family.
In light of the plight of Afghan refugees and those in Afghanistan now living under the Taliban, those who have been in the path of Hurricane Ida and those who are responding the devastation, and those living in areas of horrendous drought and crippling heat waves: please take the minute or so you would have spent reading a blog of my usual length to pray for this situations, donate to an organization such as my favorites -Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Church World Service, and Doctors Without Borders, or do something kind locally to improve the situation globally. A minute or two can cause ripples of goodness that may affect generations.
Blessings as you change the world for good.
Today’s Prayer Poem: by Emily Dickinson “If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking”
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Grace and peace,