Jan 6, 2017

To A Better 2017..Let's Do It

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude
 is going to determine how you live your life...

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: to rise above the 
little things.  I posted some of this blog January 1st 2015.  At that time we had 
no indication that our Brutus would not see another New Year with us.  

2014 was be a year to remember for us.  Like everything the year had it's up and
downs.  It was in 2014 I was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, but now that I
 look back I realize how lucky I have been compared to so many others.

My cancer was treatable and even though I am on medication for life, have gained
 weight, an sometimes irritable and a few other things, many have not been
 so lucky.  I at least wake up every morning and can enjoy the new day.

2014 our Brutus was alive and even though both Arvid and I had a few
medical issues to deal with we had our Brutus.  That made it all good.  I never,
ever for the life of me thought that he was going to die in less than a year.

2015 was supposed to be a good year for us, but Brutus took a turn for the worse
and we had finally agreed to do the amputation of his leg.  I look back now and I can't
 help but second guess myself.  I will always wonder if that was the reason he died.
  Maybe his body was not able to handle the stress it underwent.  My heart
 will never be at peace because I will never know what went wrong.

Brutus was my baby and even though Shadow came into our lives and then Sniff, 
I only have one baby and that's my Brutus.  I love Sniff and I loved Shadow, but my Brutus
took my heart with him.  2017 is here already and I know it will be better.  It has to.

Like I have said before,  today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  
Write a good one and may 2017 be a year to remember.  For last year's words belong
 to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right...