Today’s card reminds me to soak it up. This orange tabby understands the value of making time to enjoy the day. The bright daisies next to him (did you know 85% of all orange tabby cats are male?) remind him to find beauty everywhere.
The sun is shining on him. See his shadow on the white post? He’s my reminder to seek joy today. To look for small things like daisies. On my morning walk with the dogs today, I was treated to the high pitched chirp of the female cardinal. I saw her in her feathered suit of brown and red then caught the brilliant flash of her mate as he zipped into a tree near her. A blue jay shouted out from somewhere that he was in the market for luuuurve while a mockingbird bachelor took up residence high on a telephone pole.
Did you know that the bachelor mockingbird will sing nearly non-stop while looking for his partner? Also, he flings himself way up into the air to show off his silver and white and black handsome self. Of course, if you’ve ever been the bedroom window the bachelor chooses to sing outside of, then this may not bring you all the joy it could. LOL.
The sun burned my eyes on my walk back in. I couldn’t see a thing and nearly walked into a neighbor taking his morning stroll. He called a good morning to me knowing I couldn’t see due to the sun in my eyes. Just a neighborly thing to do when the sun is at your back.
Spring is coming. It’s still late winter of course but here in Texas that looks very different from my years in Michigan or in Colorado.
What will bring you joy today? What does late winter look like where you are? Rather than rail at the weather that is, find some joy in it. Allow your heart to open up to joy.
Can you commit to three minutes, just 180 seconds, of seeking joy today?
Some of my loved ones are having such hard times right now. Know that I have you in my heart and love you very much.
And that goes for all of you reading this. I love you. It really is that simple for me in this moment.
Sun, Cat’s Eye Tarot, U.S. Games 2011 (used with permission)
Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.
The Cat’s Eye Tarot is a personal favorite of mine that I use in public readings. I recommend this deck.