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Thursday, thoughts…

One reason that cats are happier than people
is that they have no newspapers.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Teddy Smiling
Jack Laughing

My happy cats.

Teddy and Jack have no interest in the newspaper. Actually, they really don’t like the newspaper. I don’t pay attention to them when I am reading the paper and doing the daily puzzles. That doesn’t exactly make them happy. And they are very good at getting my attention. Jack meows loudly and taps my legs without stop. Teddy pushes at the paper until he is in my lap and laying on the paper.

It doesn’t take long for me to stop the newspaper nonsense and pay attention to them giving them scratches and chin rubs and sweet talking them. When they are satisfied that I understand what’s important they happily go off for morning naps.

I think what makes them happy isn’t that they don’t have newspapers but that they can use the newspaper to make me remember what’s really important in the world and why Patricia’s Place is a happy place no matter what the news reports have to say. And truthfully, if it wasn’t for the puzzles, the news ain’t all that great and most days could really get me down if not for my catkids.




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Thursday thoughts…

Some people won’t suffer in silence because
that would take all the fun out of it.

The words above the picture are from bluebird of bitterness
post yesterday. And they are so true!

We all know someone, or many someones, who are very vocal about their problems and suffering that drives us crazy. They always seem to have something to complain about and make it quite clear that their life is awful…and that we should agree with them. So, just agree with them. Don’t make any suggestions or even hint that things will get better. That will just start another tirade about how you don’t understand them and what an awful time they are having.

It is okay to have an occasional rant about our troubles and woes, even good for us. It can be cathartic to just let it all out and then be done with it. I have been known to rant and rave about what is bothering me but I see no need to go on and on. Carrying on just makes whoever is listening wonder why they ever thought of you as a nice person.

One bit of advise then this mini rant will be over. If you suffer loudly and long it is best to be sure the person subjected to it is a really good friend…or someone you don’t care about at all.

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