Monday, January 27, 2014

Motivational Monday

The month of January has not been kind to us. So many little and somewhat big things have just not gone right. Hubby and I have been sick, my Higgy cat was diagnosed with cancer, my car has been acting up and is currently in the shop. With a goal of being happy this year, the universe sure is putting me to the test!

But, I am trying to find the things that make these "trials" into lessons. A way to make them work in my favor. I'm not really sure about us being sick. I'm just leaving that one and I'm going to be happy we are healthy (for the most part...stupid lingering cough!) again.

As for my Higgy cat, nothing can be happy about losing a loved one. Too many people know what it's like to lose someone they love to cancer, but through my tears I am focusing on the fact that I have time with him. His brother passed away suddenly in July and we had no time to spoil him. Higgy at least gets to spend some time with us getting spoiled rotten! We've bought him his favorite foods, we share our cheese, we bought him yogurt and vanilla ice cream, and treats. He is getting cuddled and I'm taking lots of pictures. So while his diagnosis is horrible, I am trying to remember that we still have some time with him. I'm going to milk it for all it's worth!
Higgy the cat

As to the car problems, I just have to remember that I am lucky to have a car and that hubby has one too. There are so many people who do not have a vehicle and struggle to get places via public transport. While my car may be in the shop and I may have an oh so lovely car bill coming, I am lucky to have that car. I have had my own car almost continuously since I was 17 (when I got my driver's license), not everyone can say that. While it's inconvenient to be without mine right now and the bill is not something that makes me happy, I need to remember how lucky I am to have it. As the hashtag says, #firstworldproblems. I'd even go so far as to say #middleclassproblems in the #firstworld.

How are you going to look at the challenges you are facing to get out of the negative and see them as learning experiences or the chance to see how lucky you are?


  1. Sending you hugs and hoping that February comes in and kicks the crap out of January! ;)

    1. Thanks Nicole! I hope you're right! Especially since B's car died at the vet's office this afternoon. I stopped to pick up meds for Higgy and it just wouldn't start. I'm death to cars this month! LOL!