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 second
All I Need to Know about Life I Learned from a Cow
Wake up in a happy mooo-d.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
When chewing your cud, remember: there’s no fat, no calories, no cholesterol, and no taste.
The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
Turn the udder cheek and mooo-ve on.
Seize every opportunity and milk it for all it’s worth.
It’s better to be seen and not herd.
Honor thy fodder and thy mother and all your udder relatives.
Never take any bull from anybody.
Always let them know who’s the bossy.
Stepping on cowpies brings good luck.
Black and white is always an appropriate fashion statement.
Don’t forget to cow-nt your blessings every day.
And remember… life is easier when you take the bull by the horns.
Text by: Bonnie Attenhein, 1993, Portal Publications Ltd.