I was cleaning out the kittens’ litter box the other day, and heard a funny noise off to my right. So I turned to look, and lo and behold, the kittens had discovered that there was something behind the bathroom door. What dya know! They’d also found the door stop that’s back there, and noticed the lovely boinging sound it makes every time you hit it. So I was able to relieve the boredom inherent to cleaning out the litter box by watching Solomon and Gracie’s antics as they played in front of and behind the bathroom door, which is right next to where I have the litter box set up.
Solomon and Gracie play with each other almost constantly, and when they aren’t playing they’re either sleeping or eating. I love watching them romp about, because they’re so frisky when they’re doing it. I wish I had that kind of energy!
But I don’t. Oh well! I’ll just frolic vicariously through them. They’re so funny when they play together! Gracie will start chasing Solomon, or vice versa, and she’ll charge toward him, at which point Solomon will leap into the air, looking for all the world like he’s spring-loaded. They do that all the time, and it makes me giggle. I’m doing a whole lot of giggling right now, which I’m sure is good for my health.
A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. ~ Proverbs 17:22, NKJV.
I like the idea of a merry heart much better than a depressed and broken spirit. I’ve had both, and merry is MUCH better. Merry means I’m laughing and at peace, and content with my circumstances. It means God is active in my life, and I’m aware of His presence with me, which is what I desire more than anything.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. ~ 1 Timothy 6:6-8, NKJV.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ~ Hebrews 13:5, NIV [Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV].
I love that Solomon and Gracie are part of my life, and are part of why my heart is merry, and I’m so grateful to God for giving them to me! He does all things well, and I love Him so much!!