Posts Tagged With: Cyndi Lauper

Day 3210: What I learn from my cat

Because it’s Global Cat Day tomorrow, I am inspired by my worldly and composed shelter cat Joan to compose today’s post.

Here’s Joan …

… who teaches me

  • That it’s nicer in the sun.
  • Not to be discouraged by obstacles.
  • To live in the moment.
  • Life is a combination of comfort and discomfort.
  • To ask for what I want, despite inevitable communication barriers.
  • I can still be adorable when I’m having medical issues.
  • People may assume what I’m feeling, based on their own experience.
  • Resilience includes the ability to adapt to what is.
  • Almost everything is fun to play with.
  • Even when healing is slow, be patient.
  • A refrigerator door opening is something to celebrate.
  • So many different types of food (including our other cat Harley’s food) are delicious.
  • Not to be discouraged if somebody hisses at me.
  • If a door is closed, open it myself or get somebody else to open it for me.
  • I may accidentally do damage some times, but people will forgive me.
  • Try to achieve a good mix of running around and relaxing.
  • Gratitude can be expressed in many different ways, including with a purr.
  • Females rule!

What can we learn from my other images for today?

Here’s what I find on YouTube when I search for “what I learn from my cat”:

Here’s Cyndi Lauper with “Like a Cat”:

What have you learned from this post?

Thanks and purrs to all those who help me blog every day, including Joan and YOU!

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Day 2125: The truth

The truth is that I knew the title of today’s post even before I reviewed my photos from yesterday.

The truth is that when I think of the truth these days, I’m on the verge of tears.  The truth is that the truth seems to depend what side you’re on. The truth is that I can never remember people being so divided about what the truth is.

The truth is that I keep inviting people in my therapy groups to write helpful truths on post-it notes (which, in truth, I call “stickies”).

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The truth is that the post-it note above describes the Four Agreements and the truth is that you can read more about those here.

The truth is that I took more photos yesterday.

The truth is that I didn’t mean to take the last four.

The truth is that this sign …

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… includes the word “true” in it, which I just noticed.

Here’s “True Colors” by Cindi Lauper.

Is it the truth that the truth was simpler in 1986, or is that just an illusion?

The truth is that I hope you share your truth below.

The truth is that I’m always grateful for those who help me create this blog and — of course! — to YOU, for being true.

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