Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

all the small things

Here's a Cat Versus Human comic I had to share, as it emphasises to me why a lot of us mentally interesting folk love our kittehs and goggies (dogs for those of you unfamiliar with LOLcat lingo!).

My cat Charly is usually in two minds about my depression. She HATES me crying and sniffling but she loves to lay in bed with me for hours. Regardless, there is no doubt she makes me feel better most of the time. For this one of her middle names is "Prozac" (full name Charly Louise Feral Beryl Prozac S). I know I'm not alone, as I've read other bloggers comments on their pets and how beneficial they are to our mental health.

This is one of those "Gratitude" posts I'm trying out, and at the top of my list of things to be thankful for is animals -particularly cats. Here's some other stuff to be going on with...


1. Animals, esp cats. And especially those viral videos I get sent like the one with the owl and the kitten playing, and the mama cat comforting the kitten who had a nightmare. Could those things get any cuter???

2. Buffy. We finished our seven season marathon, and as always I cried at the end. The girl power, all women are slayers, theme is just awesome. I wish I was as kick arse as Buffy and Willow!

3. Movies. My favourite past-time. I saw X Men First Class and it rocked!! Though disappointing that the female mutants were evil )-: I like Storm from the other movies, but she didn't make an appearance.

4. Neil. I'm the luckiest woman in the world, I swear. He is patient and kind and decent. And a hunk of spunk (Aussie slang for a hottie LOL).

5. No Doz (caffiene tablets). Thank you for keeping me alert and awake at work!!

6. Roller Derby. It's brilliant! We're going again on the day before my birthday - 18 June. Great present, huh?! Those women are so tough and cool!

7. My boss Jan (he's a man, it's pronounced "Yarn" - Polish origin). Even though I have had so many sick days lately, he's supportive and understanding. I never worry about calling him, I know he'll be ok and not make me feel guilty or lazy. He doesn't know about the mental illness, but I believe he would be okay with that too.

8. The Madosphere. I love my blogger friends, and learn new things and feel new things every day from your terrific writing. Keep it up guys!

I have some challenges in my life at the moment (having the flu on top of lupus, anaemia, etc, is not fun) but I'm glad I took the time to note some positives. I think I should write down some of this stuff and read it every morning when I wake up, because it's getting harder and harder to motivate myself to get the hell out of bed. Brain = fizzy, body = shaky but I am still fighting y'all!


Bec said...

I can totally relate to having cats and how wonderful they are. There have been times where they've been my only reason to keep going. I seriously don't know what I would do without them. I love that cartoon! Have you seen the 'Simon's Cat' animations on YouTube? If not then I can't recommend them enough, they're hilarious!

It's great that you have been able to find so many positives, especially when other things are playing up.

Take care and keep on fighting! xx

Sairs said...

I love love love my little Missy-Moo. This afternoon when I felt crap because I woke up at 2:30am this morning and couldn't get back to sleep [Moo helped me through that too by warming my lap] but this afternoon, I climbed into bed all curled up and Moo curled up around me. Once we had gotten 'pounce' out of the way of course, we had a nice time together. I can't imagine my life without her now. I love the cartoon :)

Pixie said...

The name of your cat did make me laugh! That's fab. Bless the little creatures. I will never forget the time I was crying and Maddy came up and put her paws around my neck - a real cuddle. Made me cry even more, admittedly.

You're doing good girl. And bless all supportive partners! xxx

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rivercat said...

I have tons of cats looking at me every day ( on my walls) and a couple smiling at me right now.
they are furry life savers for sure