I’m not sure about you, but I’m not always ready by New Year’s Eve, to articulate my resolutions for the upcoming year ahead. I’m learning, as I move forward through the years (such a poetic way of saying aging), that everything in life comes down to RELATIONSHIPS. I used to get annoyed in my profession when the buzzword relationship-building became over-worked. I wanted to shout out at times that if everyone just did their job to the best of their ability in a principled way, relationships would never be an issue.
Now that I’m retired and have had the luxury of time to contemplate and appreciate the wisdom of valuing, maintaining, and further developing deeper relationships with others; I … Read the rest
It’s that time of year when everyone has made their New Year’s Resolutions and some are already struggling with them. It got me thinking about our ‘fur kids’ and how they must also make resolutions after over-indulgences throughout the holiday season.
‘Fur kids’ were referred to in an article in The Globe and Mail (14/12/12) by Peter Scowen. He was discussing just how “gaga” society is over their ‘pet kids’:
- They eat nothing but the priciest, organic foods.
- If their ‘pet parents’ work- they attend high-end day cares with check-up webcams.
- They travel everywhere with their family (often First Class) and receive routine spa treatments to keep them looking their best.
- Costuming is big (In the USA, 350 million dollars
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