It's the little things that make the days special. The smell of your grandmother's comfort food fills your home and you're transported back to long summers spent on the coast. You stir the pot as your cat circles at your feet.
You pour a warm bowl and it comforts your steel resolve. A soft cat relaxes your tense nerves. She joins you just as you steal the last sip of childhood memories. Purrs and soft mews dissolve your remaining resistance you didn't realize you still held.