My Christmas Wish

Yes, I will address this hat in my post.

Like every other kitty this holiday season, my biggest wish is for all homeless cats to find homes, and for all kill shelters to be empty. Most of us wish for this every day, in fact. But today, let’s make this wish a tad more tangible, something we can see within our reach. Let’s make our wish directly from the place where the magic happens.

Let me explain. That magical Christmas spirit is more than just wishing. It is actively searching out solutions for whatever problems we want solved and the hurts we want healed. First comes the desire to see something done. But did it ever occur to you that if you see something that needs addressing that maybe you are the one who is supposed to help? That maybe if you sat quietly and contemplated solutions, no matter how small, that you could be one step on the road to make things better? No matter how insignificant you think you may be, you can always be of service and find ways to help a kitty out.

And as you know, healing kitties heals hearts. Look at my human friend, cat rescuer and fellow blogger, Robin Olson. After the tragedy in Newtown, CT, the town she calls home, Robin came up with the idea to bring kitties and kids together as her offering to the broken hearts she saw around her (and to heal her own broken heart too). The Kitties for Kids program has just started and already over two dozen humans, youngsters and grown-ups, have been through Robin’s doors to visit with her rescues and learn how to smile once again. All it took was a small idea and the desire to help. I know that within you, there is something, some idea or some ability to make a difference in a cat’s life — and the good of doing that will spread to all other beings.

So here is my Christmas wish: that all of you find a way in the coming year to be of service to homeless cats out there, that no matter how big or how small your ideas are, you gather up the energy, desire and courage to take action. Because that is really where the magic happens… in the act of doing.

Oh, and my other wish is that this hat gets lost sometime between now and next Christmas!

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  1. says

    This is a most excellent Christmas wish, and one which I think every cat who reads your blog should make their human follow. We shall strive to get Äiti to do so. Our house is full, but we have a total of 11 ex-homeless kitties out of 13, so wethinks maybe she can do something else now.
    And yes, the hat doesn’t quite suit. Ho ho ho.

    With all good wishes for Peace of Earth,

    Punapippuri, King Kitty Cat of Finland (North)

  2. says

    That is a powerful Christmas wish, Sparkle. We will try hard to be part of your wish coming true. Merry Christmas to you three kitties, the dog and your humans.

  3. says

    Thanks Sparkle for the chuckle this morning. Love the hat on you.
    That is such a good idea to try to think of some way to help all these homeless animals. I am going to bite the bullet and visit the shelter here and see if I can help there some how. It is a kill shelter so I may be sorry, but I want to try. I don’t know if I can look at all the cats and dogs that are going to be put to sleep. Thanks for the push.
    Merry Christmas to all of you and your Mom too.

  4. says

    Sparkle, you always have such good ideas! We’ll see what we can do this year to help make your wish come true – it’s our wish too! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas! and good luck with the hat 😀

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  5. says

    That’s a wonderful Christmas wish Sparkle and we hope it comes true! Our mommy is planning on this being her last tax season so that hopefully she can finally move ahead with her dreams to help homeless pets. Those dang green papers have held her back so long but hopefully it won’t this year.

  6. Carol says

    Merry Christmas to Sparkle, Boodie, Binga, the dog and your humans. We can all work to make your Christmas wish come true.

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