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Day 2687: Happy Mother’s Day!

Yesterday, the day before Mother’s Day, I was happy to look at all the posts on our cat Oscar’s  Facebook page, including this one from four years ago:

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Here’s another post from Oscar’s Facebook page that I’m especially happy to share on Mother’s Day:

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This mother of Aaron will be happy to share more posts from Oscar’s Facebook page (which has the title “Oscarthenonjudgmentalcat”) over the coming days.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day on this Polar Vortex weekend with these photos taken yesterday by a mother:

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You may call me nuts, but it’s made me very unhappy to witness many wonderful mothers shamed (by others and themselves) for being “fat” or “old.” Therefore, I posted this selfie yesterday on my Facebook page yesterday with the caption “Does this mask make me look fat?”

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And I posted this one with the caption “Does this mask make me look old?”

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That seemed to make some mothers and others happy.

This recent Jimmy Kimmel segment with texts from celebrities’ mothers made this blogging mother happily laugh out loud:

Jimmy Kimmel says at the end of that edition of Mom Texts, “Happy worst Mother’s Day ever.” Do you agree? If you give this mother the gift of a comment below, it will make me  happy.

Thanks to all the mothers and others who help me happily create this blog, every day!

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Day 2686: Responses to Illness

I have many decades of experience observing responses to illness, because I’ve being dealing with a heart condition since birth.  The responses to illness I’ve seen include:

  • pity,
  • sympathy,
  • empathy,
  • fear,
  • courage,
  • ignorance,
  • ingenuity,
  • misunderstanding,
  • understanding,
  • denial,
  • acceptance,
  • coldness,
  • warmth,
  • despair,
  • hope,
  • disrespect,
  • respect,
  • anxiety,
  • calm,
  • avoidance,
  • acceptance,
  • confusion,
  • clarity,
  • cruelty,
  • caring,
  • neglect,
  • kindness,
  • resentment,
  • inspiration,
  • isolation,
  • connection,
  • distancing,
  • embracing,
  • hate, and
  • love.

What responses to illness have you observed, in others and in yourself?

Now that our cat, Oscar, is ill with cancer, I’m noticing my responses to him, which are based on the golden rule:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I am treating Oscar when he is ill as I always wish to be treated when I am ill: with respect, caring, compassion, understanding, love, and connection.

Last night, my responses to Oscar included dancing with him to Steppin’ Out.” by Joe Jackson. Would you like to respond to this by dancing with us?

 

Personally, I think dancing is a great response to everything.

Do you see responses to illness in my other photos from yesterday?

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My response to that last photo is this: In this current time of illness, many people would go more places if more places had drive-thrus.

My final response in this blog post is gratitude for what I’ve got, including Oscar, my health, and YOU!

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