Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What I Learned Last Week

Life can be rough, it can suck and it can break your heart, but even at it's worst there is always a bit of magic to be found. On my worst day with Spike, the day I thought he was gone, I said to myself "When are you going to LIVE how you BELIEVE?". That thought turned me around.
It has been my mantra. I believe that all things happen for a reason, I believe I can trust the process. I am taking all things that come to me as a gift. Some days I do better than others, but I am learning.
Spike is home and happy. I have to give him the fluids twice a week and the vet and I decided to not risk his life with the surgery to take his stone out. Everyday I have with him is a precious gift
and I see it always has been. Same for everything. I wish that I could always see this, when I am in a hurry or stressed, I often miss all the treasures around me.
I had a lovely gift arrive yesterday in the form Of blogger friend Kj. We had little time, but made good use of it. I will share photos of the meeting soon and (gasp) you may just get to see what I look like :-).
Another gift was the wonderful Kate P, blogger, and art supporter who bought stuff on my ETSY site and helped so much to boost my moral. Thank you Kate P!
Today is my mom's birthday- HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!! Love you.
Have a great Tuesday everyone. XOXO


Renee said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

I am happy that you are at peace dear one.

Happy also that you met sweet kj.

Love Renee xoxo

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Awww, I'm a bit envious that you got to meet KJ and so glad that Spike is responding to your TLC...the phones will be up again and we can talk each others ears off...

ExtraO said...

Oh cool! You got to meet a blogger. Fun.

angela recada said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom!

Can't wait to hear about your visit with our dear kj!

I'm so glad you and Spike are both doing better. This is such a wise post. It really is hard to remember all the things we think about life when we're confronted with a crisis, isn't it? You seem to be on the right track, though.

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad to hear the happy news. Wishing you joy, Annie.

Unknown said...

Is it not the most difficult to remember what we say when we are going through rough times?
Bless you on your road to all your understanding and to Spike also!

sukipoet said...

you are an inspiration. can't wait to see your photos and hear about your meeting w/KJ. Hello spike.

Shattered said...

First, Happy Birthday to your Mom. :)

This post is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

Doris Sturm said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. I know how precious that gift is - I am thankful for my parents every day, even though I can't tell them enough since they live in Germany and I'm here, but we call and write.

I'm glad Spike is home with you. I know you will do what's best for him and he knows it too.

I try to cherish my dog every day because he's getting old (as are we all) and I do not want any regrets later on. Most people say I spoil him, but what other people say or think is none of my business.

Have a lovely evening. God bless you and yours.

Doris :-)

kj said...

It and you were delightful!


Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful mom Annie.

I have beeing following your blog and am so happy to have known you as a good friend, though we have never met, but admire much on your courage. You have inspired me in many ways, ways you probably not sure of by just being you..and I guess that's why we all love you Annie. Congrats on the parcels..much deserved and worry not much, things happens and at times, we cant stop it.


Annie said...

Renee-Thank you, love,xoxo
Teri-Things are on the upswing-talk to you soon.
Dawn-it was fun, and a first for me.
Angela-Thank you for your support,xoxo
Suzanne-Thank you dear one, I hope you are having a joyful week also.
whitemist-yes it is. Thank you for your support of Spikee.
Suki-Thank you :-).
Shattered-Thank you,xoxo.
Doris-Thank you for being here during this rough time. xoxo
Kj-You too! xoxo
M.Kate-You have been here from the start and you are in my heart. Thank you for your sweet words.xoxo.

corabela said...

What an astounding epiphany to have in the midst of such a trial. You inspire people with your commitment to growth and bliss Annie I just want to say I'm happy to "know" you. : ) Everything really is a gift.

Renee said...

kisses darling

Annie said...

Corabela-You are darling and I am inspired by you as well.xoxo
Renee-A thousand kisses back.xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, happy recovery to Spike and happy happy to you! I also find myself not infrequently asking myself that very question...are you going to walk the walk or just talk the talk? Yeah.

Anonymous said...

Hia Annie, I'm so glad the Spike has turned a corner now.

Oh how wonderful that you have met a fellow blogger. I hope to myself one day.

Kate P said...

Happy Birthday (belatedly) to Annie's mom, and welcome home, Spike!

mermaid said...

May you continue to love all of you, even the difficult parts. May your practice always guide you in the most compassionate ways:)

I honor your decision with Spike.

Anonymous said...

you and kj look very cute, annie.
i heard kj is a nice person most of the time, but let me tell you she does not pay me enough money for being a guest blogger on her blog, and sometimes she squeals on me to my mother which is not very nice and then she doesn't always let me have my way when i cry or whine.

but anyway, she had a great time meeting you and did you know i was there too and i touched your shoulder even?


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