trusting people

I have a lot of anxiety about my cat.

I consider my roommate an irresponsible person (I recognize this is a T). She “rips dabs” multiple times a day, which is smoking hash oil with a blow torch. Sometimes she leave the dabs out on her table.

Every time I leave the apartment, I’m afraid my cat will eat it and die.

I told her my concern and she’s been better about putting the dabs away, but I still notice them out sometimes. Every time I leave the apartment, I am terrified he’ll eat it which means I don’t trust my roommate OR my cat! It smells so horrible and strong, I am not sure he’d even be tempted to eat it… but he is a curious kitten and “curiosity killed the cat” as they say.

I have to travel for work (4 days, 3 nights) for the first time at the end of the month and my roommate has offered to watch him. Although I’m scared, I think this will be a great opportunity to practice trust.

Do you have some suggestions on some intentional thoughts I can practice while I’m gone? I haven’t heard Brooke teach much on trust and I’m having a really difficult time coming up with some Intentional Thoughts, because my current unintentional thoughts feel very much like facts.

Right now my brain has a lot of drama and the thoughts are like:

Roommate is irresponsible
Cat is curious to a fault
Cat is going to die
Roommate can’t be trusted
Cat can’t be trusted
I need to physically be there for cat to be safe