I love mornings. The world is robed in silence save for the array of cardinals, chickadees and sparrows busily feeding at that hour outside my living room window. Sitting in my comfy chair with a tall glass of fruit smoothie reading God's Word is the perfect way to start the day.
I also like to write in the morning when I'm fresh. My Ragdoll kitty Jingles, however, seems to find the early morning hour perfect for zooming around the house and playing. I will be on a roll typing away when I find myself poked with a little paw accompanied with an insistent meow. Somebody wants to play. I set aside whatever I'm working on and indulge this spoiled little kitty with a rousing game of string or whatever suits her fancy at that hour.
I do learn a lot from Jingles, though. She is perpetually in a good mood. Every day I find her purring, playing and talking like crazy. Yes, she can give a grumpy meow if I am not feeding her fast enough or letting her steal my spot on the couch. But she is never depressed, she greets each day with joyful anticipation.
The Bible talks about keeping a positive attitude in Philippians 4:88 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
I tend to be a worrier, so I believe the good Lord put Jingles in my life to remind me to think on the bright side of life, and give my cares to Jesus. And maybe to give me a little comic relief too.