Observe life at its best, Listen to life’s songs, Embrace life’s bounties, Breathe the breath of life, Savor life to its fullest!

Happy New Year!


Make the leap from 2015 to 2016 with New Year’s resolutions that are doable! We all have the tendency to declare that which is most improbable…NOT impossible but simply not likely. In other words, be reasonable so goals can be accomplished! It is always possible to go beyond any expectations. Start the New Year afresh not allowing those forgotten resolutions of the past go against you. Let them remain right where they need to be…in the past, kaput, gone!


May 2016 be filled with catnip…days & nights where you Observe life at its best, listen to life’s songs, embrace life’s bounties, breathe the breath of life and savor life to its fullest! After all, you have but one life…LIVE IT! Make the next 365 days count. That’s right…you still have 365 days to go since 2016 is a leap year.





Hello, 2015!

Happy New Year from all us cats @catnipoflife!

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Weird New Year’s Traditions

Here in America, New Year’s Eve celebrations usually end with ringing in the new year amid songs, laughter, fireworks and the dropping of the ball in New York Times Square. There are exceptions as with any rule. In addition, this tradition does not hold true around the world. There are some weird traditions going on somewhere tonight, even in America!

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Happy New Year!


AULD LANG SYNE: The Good Old Times

NOTE: Don’t leave without watching the video below! In the meantime, let’s start with a slideshow!

Click the little caboose…


As we soon will say goodbye to 2012, it is very important for me to thank all of catnip’s visitors and followers for some good old times throughout the year! You made (and continue to make) my day with your visits and especially when you left comments. By entering my world, you let a part of me inspire a part of you which in turn inspires others. Writing is a gift but only worthwhile if it tugs at the heart of its readers. One can write, write, write but if that written word is not read, nor acted upon, then its message is lost and becomes mere dust on a shelf, ashes in the wind.

Catnip is definitely graced with many wonderful followers. My goal in the new year is to visit each of you with the same gratitude you have shared with me. I’ve got a lot of visiting to do so I had better get started! I will not give up until each one has been visited, Liked and catnip added as your latest follower!

catnipoflife has been honored by Len with being one of her Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Thank you, Len, but it is YOU who truly inspires me!

The Most Influential Blogs of 2012 Received from Len

The Most Influential Blogs of 2012 Received from Len

I never know on any given day who might be the most influential. Today it is Arlen Shahverdyan  from whom I would like to share a video he featured on his site today. In addition, catnipoflife would like to recognize Arlen as one of her Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Arlen is Armenian, fond of writing and is an eloquent speaker. He has already published 3 books (from 2008 to 2012).

Read more about Arlen, his writing, his poetry, his blog, his goals HERE! While visiting be sure to leave him a comment to let him know you stopped by and of course, he would love for you to become a Follower.

As with any award, the next step is to examine the rules.


The Rules…SURPRISE! There are NO RULES except you MUST pay it forward, and that means, sometime in the next six (6) months you “should” choose the blogs you deem worthy of your label of The Most Influential Blogs of 2012. Those that have influenced you the most!

That’s it, no exception, no ands, ors, ifs or buts! There is ONE added notation:

EVERY blog I follow inspires me in some way so this award is quite difficult in choosing those that have had the most impact on my life this year. So, understand Arlen is just the beginning. He is the first to be followed with recognition of others within the six (6) month time frame. That means stay tuned, visit often for your name may be the next Most Influential Blog of 2012!


All aboard! If you missed the ride in the beginning, Take the Train Along with Me now! Click on the caboose and enjoy the scenery! It may take a minute to load but well worth the wait!

Do you remember Floyd Cramer? Click HERE for more @Awakenings. . .




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