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!
Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal says
That is a pawsome Christmas wish, Sparkle !
Me and mom will try hard to be part of your wish coming true.
Wish you and your family a Furry Fluffy Catmas 🙂
Maxwell, Faraday & Allie says
Well said, Sparkle! And we hope you were able to lose the hat!
Um Sparkle, that hat has to go, but your other wish — Me agrees whole heartedly!
PS Merry Christmas!
What a great wish for Christmas! I know that there are lots of generous souls out there helping your wish come true.
Merry Christmas to Sparkle, Boodie, Binga, the dog and your humans. We can all work to make your Christmas wish come true.
Sebastian Palmer says
Your wish shall come true! I’ll do what I can in the coming year to help homeless kitties. Merry Christmas, Sparkle!
Katnip Lounge says
Sparkle, we will make Mommy give this some thought. Cod knows we don’t need another kitty around here…
Wishing you a very Meowy Catmas from the Katnip Lounge!
Samantha, Clem & Mav says
Merry Christmas Sparkle to you and your Family!! Have a Merry Christmas!
Your TX furiends,
Random Felines says
Merry Christmas!! That is a wonderful pair of wishes!
Famous SpokesGoat Pricilla says
That is a very good wish Sparkle. Merry Christmas to you
Texas, a cat in New York says
What do you say that you take care of your second wish, and we take care of your first wish?
Thanks for this lovely, uplifting message!
Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101) says
Sparkle, that’s an excellent wish. There’s so much that can be done, privately or publicly, singly or in groups. The point is all of us can do something no matter how small to make a difference in the lives of cats.
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.
Eric and Flynn says
That is a very good Christmas wish and we hope it can come true.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
A very good Christmas wish!
Yes, that hat needs to go. It’s so not you. 🙂
Very good wish for Christmas. May it come true!
sue brandes says
Meowy Christmas Sparkle. I hope your wishes come true.
That is one terrific Christmas wish and you know I will participate! Merry Christmas from all of us at Brian’s Home!
Oh yes, and PLEASE lose the hat as quickly as possible!
Merry Christmas to you too, Sparkle. That is a wonderful wish!
The Island Cats says
Sparkle, that’s an excellent Christmas wish. If each of us do a little bit, just think what we can accomplish!
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Fraidy Cats! 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
Father Tom says
Hope both of your wishes come true, Sparkle!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty
Tinker & Anastasia xx
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Merry Christmas Sparkle! We pray your wishes come true! Very well said.
Cherry City Kitties says
Happy Christmas Miss Sparkle, that is the best Christmas wish. We will see what we can do to help the Momma help the UN-Cats more this year!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp
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.
Oh yes, please go there right away! There may be a way the kill shelter can partner with a no-kill shelter so the animals can be saved.
I certainly wish the same that all kitties find a good home ! Arthur ate for 10 kitties at least on Christmas Eve ! It’s a shame !
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.
Hannah and Lucy says
Happy Christmas to you all – we hope you have a lovely day – we are rescues so we know how much it means.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) says
Merry Chrissymouse to all of you, Cats and Beins!
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 Ã„iti 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)
Mr Puddy says
Merry Christmas Miss Sparkle !!!!
I wish you have the best time and all your wish come true.
Lots of love
Puddy Boy ; )