Dec 17, 2015

Life.. It Is What It Is...

Start each day with a grateful heart.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass... get up, get up, get up!!! 
Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them...

I am really trying to have a good time, and I am sure that even though my heart is not
into it, I am giving it my best shot.  Daytime is bright, sunny and lots of things going on.

I love walking around the area and I do so quite often.  Yesterday it was market day for us.
 We both look forward to this day twice a week.  Every Wednesday and Saturday.
 It's nice to go into town and get all the fresh vegetables and fruit we want.
 Plus it keeps us busy and makes me happy to have something to do.

The other night Arvid and I went strolling into town as we do most evenings.  Lucky
for us there was live music going on.  Best of all for Arvid.  It was the Blues.
 Of course we sat down had a few drinks and a nibble.  At some point
  Arvid got up and asked the musician to play a certain song.

Last night as we were walking and we looked for Mexican Brutus Arvid said,
"you remember me asking the musician to play a song for me the other night?"  I said
yes, but he never played it.  Arvid said it was because the other guy did not know
 the song.  Arvid then said, "I asked him to play baby please don't go." Then he said,
"that was for Brutus." And he proceeded to quote me the lyrics:

Baby, please don't go.  Baby, please don't go
Baby, please don't go, down to New Orleans
You know I love you so.

Of course I started to cry again.  This combined with seeing Mexican Brutus was too much. 
 Mexican Brutus reminds me so much of our Brutus.  Not looks, but everything else. 
 As we fed him, and he grazed all over us; Arvid proceeded to sing to him. 

 Just the way he sang to Brutus.  Same song.  Shadow does not care for this routine as 
of right now.  For those minutes all I pictured was Brutus, Arvid and I happy like we used
 to be when we were all together.  I'm stuck and I am really trying to get un-stuck.

I have been awake since 5 am.  For someone on vacation that is a it early.  I love mornings.
I have already had my cafe and now will just go out and sit on the balcony listening to the
 birds chirping away.  The day is looking good and we plan to make the most of it.

New day for good things to happen and to remember that no matter what there is 
always something to be grateful for.  I remind myself of this everyday.  Brutus may 
not be around anymore, but little Shadow is waiting for us back home.

Good morning all may our day be filled with love, laughter and all things good.  Like I 
tell myself, remember there is always something to be grateful for.  Today and everyday.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive
—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count...