When life is pulling you under, and you need to love something. I suggest you find a cat. If you are sensible enough to like cats. Place the cat before you and stroke it from the roundness of its head across its satiny back, right to the end of its sinuous tail. Repeat this process until calm. Sometimes, the cat will roll over and offer its fluffy belly. The cat that lives with me boasts an underside of pale apricot – you have now been offered something rare, the trust of this slinky, secretive creature. Don’t abuse it. Because the sacred lives in that soft fur.Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy
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An enchanting book filled with rich and nourishing insights and micro stories that speaks in a universal and relatable way about how we can appreciate everyday beauty of the world. McEvoy talks about the various different small miracles that occur to give hope, light and comfort in an ever-increasingly fraught and fractured world. This book came along at the right time for me and I devoured it. This is a perfect night time reference book for when you are too tired to pick up a novel or some non-fiction that requires brain power.