Night before last, I noticed the Cheshire Cat smiling down at me from the sky. A perfect sliver of a moon, bearing the Cheshire Cat’s smile. I smiled back.
A possible origin of the phrase “Grinning like a Cheshire Cat” is one favored by the people of Cheshire, which boasts numerous dairy farms; hence the cats grin because of the abundance of milk and cream.
I have been absent from my blog. It happened in October when a strange occurrence found me. I will speak more about this in the coming days, but I was so taken aback by the coincidence that I found myself at a loss to speak of it.
If the Cheshire Cat’s grin is because of an abundance of milk and cream, then today I choose to embrace that message. I am looking forward to some abundance. Not just the monetary variety but of much more tangible weight. Abundance of charity, for myself and others. Abundance of opportunities, for each of us. Abundance of friendships, kindred spirits, common goals that bloom with the love and attention given them. Abundance of love – for self, for others, for each other, for friends and for those with whom we disagree. For truly love is the answer.
I go forward today with a smile for the gifts we will see in 2014. For so many, 2013 was a real heart breaker. My prayer today is for you to feel the hope of the promise of tomorrow. As always, thanks for sharing in this journey with me. My gratitude is eternal and perpetual. Blessings of this beautiful season. (I would say “cold” but my sister lives in southern Florida and she rarely gets to enjoy a chill. <3)