My mom and I spent some time reading together and what we learned was that we are not going to make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2012, but rather we are going to make a list of all the things for which we are grateful.
We learned that the majority of humans do not stick to their resolutions and that leaves a lot of unfinished tasks cluttering up their minds acting as a constant reminder of incomplete goals. And the human subconscious remembers the unfinished tasks better than the completed tasks, moving them to the forefront while accomplishments are moved to the back burner. This is no good because these dangling remnants increase stress and start to chisel away at self-esteem! Whoa! Sometimes I am more than super happy to belong to the felidae family.
Research shows that individuals with a sense of gratitude, are less materialistic and more satisfied with their lives. We learned that a grateful person is likely to shift focus from seeking what one does not have, to being thankful for what they already possess. This grateful focus generates a sense of contentment with one’s life. If you would like to read more about what we learned you can find the entire post Reject Resolutions for 2012! Bring on the Gratitude! on my mom’s site From Freezer to Field.
For this reason, Bad Kitty and I decided to make a Gratitude List in celebration of the New Year and to leave the resolutions behind with the old year.
Shelter in a happy home
Loving parents and family
My brother Mercy
Great friends from over 57 countries
Plenty of food
Bossy Backyard Blue Jay
Hill’s Science Diet Low Allergen Treats
Warm and comfortable places to sleep
Tigers, Lions, Jaguars, Leopards and all big cats
The Lion Guardians Project
Rescue and shelter workers everywhere
Wildlife conservation programs
My Cat Power Tower
Prozinc Insulin- because it keeps me healthy
My doctors at the Morris Veterinary Clinic
Smart Cat Boxes
Bissell for helping me clean up my messes
Gosh we can just keep going…will you help us add to the list? What are you grateful for?