What’s Left?

Apr 14th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks adoptive baby

I’ve shared some of the “good morning” sayings I’ve been getting from the Brook Noel website and here are a few more uplifting ones I’ve gotten recently:

“I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.”
~Lance Armstrong

“People must remind each other that it can be done, and it must be done. We must keep up each other’s courage. In that way, we are enormously strong.”
~Vincent van Gogh

“Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.”
~Anonymous

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
~Charles Schultz

“If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?”
~Rob Bremer, Speaker

“A man becomes what he thinks about all day long.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I especially like this last one. I do believe what you think about most of the time comes shining through - good or bad. I don’t know if that is the same for cats - but I suspect it is. It’s so funny observing the different personalities of my cats. One of my most unusual cats - Charlie - is just a lesson in getting along in life. He is one of many cats in my “cat room” and he pretty much gets along with all of them. When things get heated up and some of the cats are looking for a fight, Charlie just quietly walks off and stays out of their way. Don’t get me wrong, he is perfectly able to take care of himself and if a cat jumps on him - he will “jump” back. But for some reason, no one really bothers him. He is just there with what looks like a smile on his face and seems to just be enjoying his life. He loves to play with almost any of the cats and then he will suddenly stop for a nap break. Maybe it’s the naps that help his disposition. I love to take naps but can’t maage to get one in except maybe on one day on the weekend. Since it seems my body is on Pacific time, I’m up late and then it’s hard to get up very early (before 6:30 a.m.). So, napping is out of the question. So, I guess with all these sayings, we can also learn something from our cats on how to relax and enjoy life. I’m trying to learn.
Go to your happy place.
See you next week.