May is “Mental Health Month.” I do not have a diagnosed mental health condition, you may not either. But in today’s world it is hard to not get down in the dumps at times. Just today the news reported on yet another school shooting. It’s hard enough for us adults but children suffer too. I work around them and many of them are filled with anxiety, insecurity, and so many are experiencing trauma. This all leads to a lot of anger they don’t know what to do with and behavior issues. I keep hearing mental health problems are on the rise. My sister once said to me “I think EVERYONE would benefit from counseling.” She is probably right.
Some of us are very fortunate to have something very special to help us through hard times…our beloved pets. 🐶❤️🐱
Easter is almost here and sadly many people think a rabbit is a great gift for their child. They are not a thing that should be thought of as a gift or object to be given for a holiday.
Sadly most people don’t do the research to find out what is required to have a rabbit as a pet. They actually require A LOT of care to be happy and healthy. I am an animal advocate and I had no idea how much care they required until a friend of mine adopted one.
Because of the impulsiveness to get a rabbit on Easter people aren’t educated on the proper care care which leads to a lot of neglected, returned, or abandoned rabbits.
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get off the merry-go-round.
Life can really feel like a merry-go-round sometimes. I wrote this short poem with that in mind.
MORE IMPORTANT THINGS
Why is it that we have such good intentions
But before we know it life takes over
We get lost in a culture that’s on high speed
It’s hard to live a life that is slower
In our night prayers and our brand new mornings
We feel refreshed and inspired
But the day turns into a balancing act
And at the end we are left so tired
Sometimes something breaks through the whirlwind
And we know we must jump off the merry-go-round
We are reminded that loved ones and relationships
These are the more important things that should be well-found
I‘ve gotten many birthday wishes, gifs, a peanut butter pie, and even songs shared with me. The best was my niece sharing the “The Beatles Birthday Song” with me along with a memory of her mom playing that song for her and her brothers every year on their birthday. (Her mom is my sister that passed away unexpectedly almost two years ago). Continue reading →