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Feel Good Friday: Taco
Last week I wasn’t feeling too great and my cat Taco decided to cuddle and basically sleep on top of me, something he hasn’t done before. It was like he recognized that I needed him and it honestly made me feel a lot better. Relationships with our pets and animals in general are so unique. In the sense that the only type of communication that you have is non-verbal and requires a lot of effort to build trust, but once it’s built it’s beautiful.
I wanted to write about this moment for my Feel Good Friday because of how much it warms my heart knowing that he trusted and felt comfortable around me and that in return he showed so much care.
The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face are the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.
Remember to check back for our next Feel Good Friday!
Simran was the Youth Liaison at mindyourmind and has a background in mental health and addictions. She enjoys painting and drawing mandala patterns and spending time with her cat, Taco.
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