Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

Words to Live By…..

May 2, 2011

                   Live as if you were to die tomorrow,

                   Learn as if you were to live forever.

                                                                     –Ghandi

Note To Self…

March 3, 2010

“Be Gracious, Bring Out the Best In Others.”  How come that is hard, at times, to live by?  More often than not, other “beings” just annoy the hell out of me.  (Not a swear word to me, as I believe it to be a destination.)  I get annoyed by bad behavior, things being changed, and “the Kitty Katy” walking around like an “idgit” meowing to herself.   I walked by the bathroom and she was sitting in the tub talking to herself, not even five minutes ago.  It is real hard to be gracious and bring out the best in that one.   I suppose I really should make an effort coz I think she has an expiration date.   I have decided that I should have a daily list to read every morning when I get up.  Something to read and refresh myself with while “the woman” is making us “gluten-free” toast (a new and unwanted “change”).   This will be my daily “refresher course,” if you will…..

                                       NOTE TO SELF:

1)  Be Grateful For What I Have 

2)  What You Put Out Will Return to You

3)  “When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them” (Oprah)

4)  “Be Gracious, Bring Out the Best In Others”

5)  “We Must Try to Contribute Joy to the World” (Roger Ebert)

6)  “When All Else Fails, Read Dr. Seuss”  (yours truly)

7)  “Don’t Pivot On the Edge”   (yours truly)

8)  “Some People Are Shits Darling”   (Walter S. Burroughs) 

I will probably have to revise my list as the need arises OR my attitude changes……..more later………..T.W.

An Attitude of Gratitude…..

February 8, 2010

It is a nice day.  I don’t know what the groundhog was doing a few days ago, but the sun is shining in through the window and I can see my shadow as I lounge on the bed, taking a break from my many “duties”.  I can hear the birds chirping outside and I think par-boiled in a light cream sauce would be lovely, but that’s not going to happen.  Hey now.  Don’t be leaving me comments that I am disgusting, I AM a cat afterall.  But, I digress.  I have been reflecting on my life and realize it is important to be grateful for things EVERY day.  Whether you feel like it or not.  Most of us have pretty good lives.  If you are reading this, you probably have a computer, or at least, access to one.  They are a luxury, not a necessity.  That is something to be grateful for.  This morning when I got up and meowed (my silly-ass head off,  I was told), someone (“the woman”) responded with a bowl of gently warmed cat food, with gavy made just how I like it.  I didn’t have to hunt for it, it was brought to me.  I guess I am spoiled.  Today, I am grateful for that!……….more later……..T.W.