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The Yin and Yang of It

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Looking for balance when I am trying to change things around. My basic attitude towards myself needs revision. I fall so easily into picking on myself. Finding fault with my efforts. Or my lack of efforts, which is worse.

Then I feel tired all over. Want to retreat. I've been looking inside my head at the way I talk to myself. I'm at times shocked and horrified. And I try to step in and redirect my thoughts. This is very helpful. It's amazing how much control I have over my own state of mind.

The kitties above have been with us for a year now. Miss Ava Gardner and Miss Olive Oyl, so named by their foster mom. They have a brother, still owned by foster mom, named Mr. Harry Belafonte. Small world, no? At first, Ava was still a baby and I'm sure was very trying for Olive to deal with. And Ava is gushy and outgoing, whereas Olive is cool and reserved. When you spend one-on-one time with Olive, though, she is affectionate and sweet. Watching them interact is very educational. Funny little personalities. I'm glad we have 2. The vet suggested it, and I can see the benefits now. They have one another and are not lonely.

And I can feel myself doing better with my diet and thinking. There is light at the end of the tunnel. But it is up to me to keep putting it in place there every day.

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