A whisper from the woods

Mewsings from Jorge, January 2023

Jan 13, 2023

It’s a good time to be alive…

Interpreted by Jennifer Troyan (aka Mama)

Everyone that comes over lately is in such a good mood. It’s nice to see everyone so happy and filled with joy. We have a lot of family and friends and I love to greet them when they come over. This is a fun time of year. I find that I get lots of treats too. People want to give me treats and I am always ready for them. Mama says only a little bit because she wants me to be healthy.

While I do not think about the past too much, Mama says it is a good time to reflect on the past year and think about what we have learned, and what we have put into place. Soon we want to think about what we want for the year 2023. I mean, where do we want to go from here? For me, I want to keep learning, getting out into nature with Mama, and I want to play more and have more treats! Oh, and I like getting little presents! I want that to continue always. 😊

What are you grateful for? Put it in the comments below and Mama will share them with me. I’ll start first. 

I am grateful for:

  • Global Tree Initiative! They connect people from all over the world and there are a few of us animals in the group too! The Global Tree Initiative community cares about the people and the environment and of course, the trees! I am grateful for this platform where I can share my leanings with the world.
  • Mama.
  • Walks outside. Dirt and leaves for me to roll around in.
  • Laying in the sun.
  • Grandma and G2 and the rest of the family.
  • Our friends and my cat friends outside.
  • Toys and treats.
  • My cozy home and cuddles.
  • Peace and love.
  • Learning and sharing.
  • Spreading love and compassion and bringing joy to so many.

Life is a beautiful gift and I want to say I appreciate this group of wonderful people (that is anyone who is reading this right now, no matter when). I appreciate you. We can learn from each other. Thank you and I love you.

Do what brings you joy and let’s honor each other. Take a walk amongst some trees. It will make them and you happy.

Happy New Year! Celebrate yourself, your family, friends, groups online, nature, water and our precious Mother Earth. Celebrate how far you have come. I know I have and I am feeling extreme gratitude for it all.


Photos courtesy of Jennifer Troyan

A Note from Jennifer: Deep bow and be well everyone! Enjoy everything, even the tough stuff because there is something to learn from it all. <3


Quotes to enjoy:

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses his misery. ~ Matthew Arnold

(be sure to insert the appropriate pronoun here)

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life. ~ Emil Brunner

It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss ~ J.C.C. Smart


Please share this. Thank you!


  1. Katherine A Samuel

    Happy blessed New Year from HenryTCat

    • Jennifer Troyan

      Awe Katherine! Thank you! We send blessings back to you and HenryTCat!

  2. Kika Gusmao

    Thank you very much for sharing, Jorge.
    I am also very grateful for this global community, and for being able to cook for / share recipes with others. <3

    • Jennifer Troyan

      Kika! We love you so! You are such an inspiration to us. <3


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