My Relationship With My Beloved Kitten Was Taken to the Next Level Today

Undoubtedly, parenting is a privilege and blessing, whether you are raising a human kid or a pet! My furry adopted me back in October 2020. I thought of naming her “Miracle”, but then opted for “Mimi”. I need to admit I’ve been struggling with my overwhelming feelings as well as putting them into words for two hours!


I Was Heartbroken Witnessing How Unfair I Was Towards My Kitten

For the quick story, Mimi understands, in my dialect, the words “No”, “Hold on”, “Come over here”, “You must be kidding me”, “Stop it”. They used to be said with a frustrated tone from time to time before the new era marked by her spaying surgery. Now, they’re pronounced gently with a peaceful smile.

But you can easily guess how frequently she can be a troublemaker. 😁

I never liked observing her frustration meowing whenever she saw the birds from the living room window without being able to reach them.

Interestingly, we had multiple adventures when it comes to jumping from that window when accidentally left open. I’ve been trying my best to protect her from being in contact with street/abandoned cats when she was newly vaccinated, and it became a habit.

I live in a second-floor apartment. You need to understand that when she jumps, she finds herself on the neighbors’ porch after some steps. Every time I needed to bring her back, I was hoping nobody would call the police when witnessing my “acrobatics” 🙈. The numerous scars I have because of her fierce resistance are my proof.

Today, for some reason, I decided to open the window for her. Confused, she looked at me and hesitated. She knew it was part of the boundaries. I encouraged her. I sat and waited. Twenty minutes later, I heard her voice. Last time, I noticed she was trying to jump back from the last flat surface without success while I was retrieving my equilibrium. She called for help. I was in awe and could barely believe my eyes… I jumped and brought her back. Unexpectedly to her, she received a warm hug! I felt so proud of her that I granted her the “gift” food.

I was overjoyed and bewildered at the same time. When I eventually processed the overwhelming emotions, things became clear: It was an act of faith. I trusted her, gave her the space she needed, and she didn’t fail me…

Dear Universe: I will forever be beyond grateful for the countless miraculous moments with which you’re continuously spoiling me!


Myriam Ben Salem
Myriam Ben Salem
I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer. Writing has been my very favorite means to educate my audience, captivate their attention, talk to their emotions, and make them relate and take action. I have been honored by working as a columnist for BIZCATALYST 360°, an Award-Winning life, culture, and biz new media digest, serving as the global hub for enhanced performance and well-being, during 2020. Also, I am a contributing author in Mayhem to Miracles: True Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Peace. I am so in love with writing that I have a peaceful smile drawn on my face whenever I start visualizing the books I will be writing for whoever will be tempted to discover an inclusive philosophy breaking with all the stigmas! I was born in Tunisia, a small country in North Africa. I did pretty much everything earlier than the average: walking, talking, singing, dancing. Promoted throughout my entire education, I was also the leader of every end-of-year party. At some point, after working several years for multinational companies as an engineer, team leader, project coordinator, and product owner while always being a top performer, I figured out I was feeling miserable despite the 'perfect external image'. That marked the starting point of an existential crisis followed by an episode that triggered my re-birth and the beginning of the most rewarding adventure of my whole existence: re-writing my subconscious program and reconnecting with my true self. I was saved at the last moment through an out-of-body experience making me see all the lies, realize this gigantic Universe was not revolving around me. Most importantly, I was able to visualize I was here to leave a legacy like all of you, no matter how big or small! The butterfly took time to emerge though. Today, I identify myself as a Universal Citizen. Like-minded and light-hearted people are what I call home. I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer, and was granted the edutainer qualifier: a combination between education and entertainment! I educate on the importance of healing unsuspected traumas, seeing our limiting beliefs and biases with honest lenses, finding one's purpose and a principled mission that goes beyond the self, and unleashing the hidden potential so that to leave our legacy for the generations unborn. I have been using a panoply of means that could vary from explicit ones such as mentorship, speaking, and writing, a skill that emerged naturally during my self-actualization process to implicit mediums like storytelling, how I daily show up in the world and model servant leadership! Writing is my very favorite and most preferred tool deployed for my mission. The topics I explore are in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and pretty much any topic involving human behavior. Common denominator? The quality of the subconscious program. You may have a look at some of my works published on my website; Set Yourself Free.

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