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Christmas Wish #25 Mend All Broken Hearts
The second one is for all to have A Proper Nest
I, the Scrapster, am so fortunate to have a loving family and a place to call home. Not everyone has a proper nest. Human or not, it is truly a blessing to have a safe, warm, cozy place to lay your down your head when you go to sleep. Each day my paw clicks on the HOME button on Facebook, yet I find that there are hundreds and hundreds of posts about animals simply yearning for a place to call their own, a family to take them in....looking for LOVE and a proper nest. Some are lost, many are abandoned, injured, ill and in need of a FOREVER home.
Proper Nests take a bit a work. I make several nests each (and every) day. Sometimes it's here in ONE of my normal beds...
I scratch a bit, dig my paws in, turn around and around and around in circles, maybe scratch alittle more...then, finally I lay down...and SIGH.
Othertimes, I find a blanket, sweatshirt or a pile of clothes that my people have left behind on the floor and I use my mouth to gather the warmth up all around me, move the pile around a bit with my paws, scratching here and there and circle and circle until I think the nesting spot is JUST right and plump down right in the middle of it. Nesting gives me a sense of security, a comfortableness, a sort of calming.
It's a natural urge for all of us to nest. Even people do it. In fact, my Mom has been busy nesting this past week, getting the house JUST beautifully, perfectly adorned for the holidays. She's especially excited this Christmas, I think because all of her children will be back in her nest this year to celebrate! She nests and cleans and seems to NEED to have everything in its rightful place. Dad likes to call her Princess and often tells her she has very own castle. She likes that. I am guessing that it prides her to have such a magical place (and soft pillow) to lay her head down every night.
Some of us can feel especially lost THIS time of year, as the holidays are a reminder that love and time with family is a BIG part of the season. Without a place to call our own or a family to share it with, this time of year can be especially hard to bare.
Home is where we all want to be at Christmas. We all have a deep longing to feel secure..safe in our own little corner of the world, surrounded by those who know and love us best.
Home...in our very own Proper Nest.