Daily Archives: December 27, 2010

#Reverb10: Ordinary joy with a particular furball

Prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year? (Author: Brené Brown)

With this project, I’ve already talked about many moments of profound joy in my life this year. I experienced joy while traveling and while being still and I felt joy during seemingly ordinary moments with friends and family.

Other joyful ordinary moments this year involved Breña, a little black cat with a stub tail.

Each time my cat rolls on the floor or pounces at nothing, I feel joy.  Each time it looks like she smiles wide while I brush her or while she basks in the sun, I also smile wide. Each time she tries oh so hard to sound like a cat and instead emits squeaks, coos and chirps as if she was a bird, I laugh out loud.

This little ball of fur means the world to me.  I love that she is still awake with me at 3am when I work long into the night.  I love that she resembles a bunny rabbit when she gallops and hops around the apartment. I love that she makes those cute little chirping sounds. And that stub tail wagging like a dog’s or poofing up like a bunny’s cottontail when she’s startled? Priceless.

Cheesy enough for you?


This post is part of #Reverb10, an annual event and online initiative to reflect on 2010 and manifest what’s to come in 2011. I’m participating with over 4000 amazing people. I will be blogging, tweeting, tumblring and posting photos each day as a response to each prompt. You can read my responses to prompts 20, 21 part 1 and 2, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.