There is so much going on in our world right now that is causing us distress. I think much of it is due to what we as a society have allowed to happen that has damaged many of our most treasured values and resources. We are facing the consequences. It is not pleasant.
And, the speed of communication around the world, of both accurate and inaccurate information about a myriad of global problems, has too many of us filled with anxiety that is frankly spinning out of control. It is too easy to panic.
Scary times for everyone… However, we must not lose our focus and common sense. Take deep breaths. Breathe in and out… Love and care for those in your circle. I believe that self-care, staying mindful of the moment and environment where you are, being kind to others, helping in ways that you can without losing yourself, and maintaining a sense of humor are very important.
This week for me is devoted to humor. I share with you messages from two greeting cards dating back to 1993 that I discovered in an old box in the attic. Here is the first.
All I Need to Know about Life I Learned from a Pig
When you can’t do a thing with your hair, wear pigtails.
A pig-ture is worth a thousand words.
Don’t be a boar.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Ham it up now!
Tell people you’re not fat, just retaining water for the whole barnyard.
When your home is a pig sty, hire a maid.
Be pig-headed only when it really matters.
Better to bring home the bacon than to cook it.
People love you more with a few extra pounds.
Be the little pig that went “Wheeee-eeeee all the way home.”
Life is just a bowl of slop, so don’t take it seriously.
And remember… pig out on happy thoughts at least once a day.