The Litter Box Trials – Final Scoop

I’ve learned a thing or two these past few months as I’ve tried to live a more grateful life, mostly things about myself. Overall, I’m a good person. My heart tends to be in the right place, I have a strong sense of right and wrong and I’ll stick up for kids, animals and old people in any situation. That being said, I am also spoiled, ungrateful and selfish. I think it’s important that I not only know, but can admit these things about myself. If I approach every situation with the knowledge that I don’t want to behave like a spoiled, ungrateful, selfish brat – then perhaps it will help my overall demeanor. Some things just are what they are. For instance, as an INFJ I am all about things being ‘fair’ and when I think someone’s getting one over on me I am going to freak out. That’s just who I am. I try and make sure things are fair for others and I expect them to be fair for me. I’m also an introvert (note the aforementioned INFJ) and need my downtime…period the end.

The main takeaway here is to be mindful of yourself, your actions and how that combination can affect others. Do your best not to take anything for granted, show those who deserve it your appreciation and remember that life is short and we are never promised tomorrow. If today was your last day, would you be proud to be remembered for the things you did? If the answer is no, maybe you should dig around in life’s litter box and clean out some of the shit. Fenway, and everyone else in your life, will thank you.


Fenway – Waiting for you to clean your box

The Litter Box Trials – The Struggle Continues

Being grateful is exhausting. Really. I’ll admit I didn’t put forth as much effort as I should’ve in October. Not that it was a wash, quite the contrary. I did some soul searching and feel very grounded; it’s a very ‘my-destiny-is-in-my-hands’ kind of feeling.

Also, I’ve decided that there is nothing wrong with complaining. I have to let that stuff out. I can’t hold things in or they fester and ferment and leave me with a spoiled and smelly soul that even bleach can’t clean. So it’s best if I say what’s on my mind, even if it is complaining and is not conducive of a grateful mindset. The trick is to rein myself in before I gallop away on a full-blown tangent. Just a small outburst. Just a few choice words. Then move on. Still working on the moving on part.

Now that it’s November, the entire country will be hopping on the grateful train. And since people, myself included, are sheep, it should be a little easier to maintain a grateful mindset. I am grateful for the important things in my life. My family, our health, my home. I don’t take these things for granted. It’s the rest of life that gives me trouble.

November Book Recommendation. The 5th Wave.

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

Excellent read about the human condition.