I had been planning to do an 11/11/11 post for over a week. I planned to talk about the number eleven in terms of how my daughters and I view it. And then an odd (great!) thing happened - just in time to be included in this post.
I can’t remember how far back it goes. At some point, one of the girls (or maybe it was me) read that the number eleven is supposed to be used as an attention-getter. And not just any attention-getter. The small article said that when you see the number eleven, you should take a quick moment to think about something good. Maybe something good you’d like to do. Maybe something good that has recently happened to you. Maybe some good luck coming your way that you aren’t even expecting. The article said that if you see an eleven, you should shift your focus to something positive because seeing the eleven will magnify or intensify your thought.
Now, when my daughters or I see the number eleven somewhere, we quickly adjust our thinking to something positive. We think of something good we could do or that something good is headed our way. I now LOVE the number eleven because regardless of whether or not the article was based in any type of “facts”, the shift to good thoughts, good deeds, or the anticipation of good can only work in our favor. Let’s face it - thinking good things creates an immediate shift in the energy around you. I believe the world can use more good energy.
On Wednesday, I received a $25.00 donation from Sparkle the Designer Cat. In celebration of Sparkle’s 1000th post, a random drawing would send the donation to some lucky rescue. The rescues had to be mentioned in the comments on that post to be entered into the drawing. These are the blogs that nominated OUR private rescue operation: Abby, Hannah and Lucy, Milo & Alfie, and The Island Cats. I read all of the comments, and let me say that not only was I honored to be mentioned at all, but the folks (and furries) at those blogs said really nice things about us. THANK YOU Abby, Hannah and Lucy, Milo & Alfie, and The Island Cats!! Because you nominated us, we were entered into the drawing. AND WE WON!! Every dollar that comes in here is desperately needed and deeply appreciated. And THANK YOU Sparkle the Designer Cat for celebrating in such a giving way!! Folks doing good things for us, and us being able to do good things for the animals because of those folks. It won’t be hard to focus my thinking on those things today.
In addition, I’ve decided to set a goal. In honor of 11/11/11, I will set a goal of obtaining ELEVEN brick orders in our upcoming Second Installment of the Winnie’s Wish Walkway Fundraiser. I will be launching that on Monday. AND - I’m going to really go out on a limb here, but why not? There are 16 cats still in our cathouse. Fourteen of those are adoptable. How about mustering up all the positive thinking we can create, Blogosphere, and setting our sights on ELEVEN adoptions in ELEVEN months. If we ALL think about just how GOOD that would be, it’s just possible we could create it. Besides, sending all of that GOOD out into the Blogosphere can only increase the positive energy in our world. Anyway you look at it, it’s gotta be a good thing.
Eleven, eleven, eleven. Here’s wishing you good thoughts, good deeds, and good luck.
And . . . Happy Veteran’s Day. We don’t want to leave that unmentioned. See you Monday.