Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Lillian is falling for Paddy, I think. She says she wants to hold out until the weekend. I think they might be bonding. :)  At first she said 'til the end of the month' (today), now its till the end of the week.  :)

Today I am going to keep this short and sweet.  I've been sort of down lately, and feeling sorry for myself, and something popped up to slap me on the side of the head, and snap me out of it, which is all I needed.  I certainly didn't need for something else to go wrong in my life, so reading the following was the positive reinforcement that I, and many others I am sure, need to hear occasionally.

It was from an advice column:

Q.  How do you suggest one moves on and gets over regret?  Regret for not getting that dream job, regret for not taking that trip around the world, or regret for...  you name it.  I can't help but wonder what my life could have been like had I done those things --- Baltimore.

A.  The silver bullet against regret is to make something valuable of the life you have now.  It doesn't have to be valuable in the eyes of society -- big house, fancy job, Nobel Prize, etc.  -- just valuable in your eyes.  -- for example, knowing you've been helpful to someone who really needed it; being with someone who makes your day brighter; being able to pursue a goal/hobby/passion that feels worthy to you, or merely fulfilling...  the limit isn't your circumstances, but your perspective.

I love that last line ... the limit isn't your circumstances, but your perspective.  Love that.

Thanks for reading.


  1. Love those beautiful birds, dont anyone try and tell me there is not a God who created them and the kittys for us !! btw, you have a halo of positive energy that never fails to inspire me, despite the incessant challenges you face day to day with the cats alone. Some people are just nice to be around, you are one of them, never missing an opportunity to make another's day pleasant.

  2. I think everyone is entitled to feeling blue once in a while. With all the stuff you see in the hood everyday, it's only natural that it would get you down! I absolutely agree with the advice given, that it's about counting your blessings, not your troubles. And you are a blessing to me and so many others! :)