Friday, January 1, 2021

What 2020 Taught Me

Things that I learned in 2020:

PATIENCE: Sometimes, choosing to wait to see what happens works to one's advantage rather than pushing for answers.

TAKE IT IN STRIDE: When pouring cat kibble from a large bag into easy-to-use receptacles, there's a 50/50 chance on whether I'll neatly fill everything, or spill nuggets all over the place.

DEVOTION: Being a human cat bed is what I was meant to do!

STAYING YOUNG: I am NOT ready for retirement, but I wouldn't mind having more free time to visit museums, wander nature trails, travel with friends, and knock down my 'to-do' list.

CONTINUED LEARNING: I love my library, and am grateful for the work that the staff does, despite these germy times.  This is why I volunteered to be on the Board of Directors.

THE TRUTH: We human do not make the rules; the cats are in charge!

GETTING BACK TO NATURE: I'm no green thumb, but planting and caring for the garden, while hoping to attract wildlife, is a really awesome sensation.


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Today's fill-ins:

1. My focus word for 2021 is ___________________.

2. I didn’t get to ____________ this year, but I hope to in 2021.

3. The year 2020 taught me _________.

4. _________ is one of my biggest goals for 2021.

My answers, in red:

1. My focus word for 2021 is flexibility.

2. I didn’t get to visit New York City this year, but I hope to in 2021.

3. The year 2020 taught me that I have much to learn.

4. Regular yoga practice is one of my biggest goals for 2021.

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  1. Those are great things to practice all year long and those were good answers too. Happy New Year from all of us!

  2. What an excellent post! Thanks for sharing with us! And we love your Friday Fill ins too.
    2020 wasn't the best year of our lives and we are totally looking forward to a positive 2021. It's time to forget what was and gear up for a new beginning. Here's wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

  3. Your devotion to be a human cat bed must be very appreciated :-)
    I agree cats are in charge and great fill-ins!
    Happy New Year to you all xo

  4. What did 2020 teach me? Hmmm... I know! No matter how hard you try, when a peep is wantin' to pick you up for a cuddle, THERE'S NOWHERE DECENT TO HIDE. MOUSES!

    Happy New Year, my friends. HAPPY NEW YEAR! purrs

  5. Great practices. I also love your fill-ins and especially #1. Great for all of us to exercise.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

  6. Good lessons to learn but, in my case, I've been ready for retirement since I started working...

  7. Oh My Cats this year has taught me and my need for organization and calm that I need to be a bit more flexible too if I'm not the solution to a problem I need to let it go
    Happy Healthy wishes to all
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. The biggest thing this year has taught me is to appreciate what I have. I suffer with depression due to my medication and when I am more down than usual we would go off for a few days which would cheer me up. In 2020 we didn't get away anywhere and I really miss our holidays. Then I remind myself that there are hundreds of thousands of people who have succumbed to Covid who will never have another holiday. Talking about holidays in these times may sound flippant, but it is not meant that way.

  9. It's a year none of us will ever forget. Happy New Year, friends! Paws crossed for a better 2021.

  10. We're glad you learned the Truth...that the cats are in charge! Happy New Year!

  11. This has indeed been a miserable horrid year . I already have patience and discipline but boy, it, my discipline and patience has been tested like Consumer Reports was running the show on Patience.

  12. I agree- cats make the rules. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I like your focus word. I hope you get to NYC. I would love to meet you there. I can't believe I haven't been since 2015. Wishing you, your hubby and kitties a happy. healthy new year! XO

  13. Our dad is on our local library board of directors too. It is a most scared position.

  14. Sitting on mum is one of the best things to do. Soak up her warms. Happy new year.

    Mum used to be on our local library board. She stepped aside after 10 years to give someone else a say.

  15. Great List! We hope to nap more an snuggle more, but #1 is hoping to get out more!

    Tama and Genji

  16. I am not very good with the commenting but I appreciate your blog and all your posts! Thank you for all you do!

  17. Yep, cats are always in charge. So it should be. I agree that the natural world has many attractions though I generally prefer to enjoy it in comfort.

  18. Those are some good lessons for us all and great fill ins. Sweetie Puzzle!

  19. Mom didn't get outside in nature much in 2020, but that is a goal of hers for 2021. I'm hoping Dad builds a catio so I can get some fresh air, too.

  20. What an inspiring post for the New Year! Wishing you, your husband, and your kitties health and happiness in 2021!


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