I’m twisted sideways to type this because a cat crawled into my lap before I was able to get my computer out of my bag. I sat on the couch with my coffee on the end table next to me, pulled a fleece blanket over my legs, and she was on me within 3 seconds. Now she’s nestled in the basket of my crossed legs, purring and looking up at me.
I didn’t know what I was going to write about today, so I pulled a card for a prompt. It asked, what’s one thing that doesn’t cost anything, occurs naturally, and always makes you smile? I guess our cats cost us in food and vet bills (and sleep), but they do make me smile, especially when they purr or do funny stuff, which is often. Goats hopping make me smile. Llamas and alpacas make me smile. Bunnies, chipmunks, most baby mammals.
But probably the most common thing that truly doesn’t cost anything, occurs naturally, and almost always makes me smile is laughter. It doesn’t have to be my laughter, or even the laughter of people I know, but seeing people have fun and laugh brings me joy. Here’s a gift if the same is true for you: