I grew up very familiar with the mantra "hardship builds character."
And I firmly believe that to be true.
The more you experience life, the more likely you are to accumulate some bumps and bruises, and to learn about how to navigate through unfamiliar waters.
If you are never challenged, you never need to strive to do better.
If you never fail, how can you know the glow of success?
My life is not convenient. My beloved companion's life is not convenient. (In large part, due to me.)
Our morning and evening (and afternoon) routines revolve around creatures other than ourselves.
There are days where we wouldn't mind a little less on our collective plates.
But at what cost comes easy living?
I won't get into the damage we are doing to our planet to maintain our Walmart prices and our dollar menus. It isn't that sort of blog.
I'm talking about the cost to one's soul; to our communal well being.
How do people walk by the dog cowering in the alley? The kitten huddled at the side of the road?
I've had people contact me about cats and kittens they could have easily gotten to safety themselves, but it wasn't convenient at the time. (And by the time I show up, they aren't always there.)
I cannot imagine a life that isn't devoted to making the world a better place.
Every day, I strive to make my little corner a little kinder, a little brighter, and a little less full of testicles.
It isn't that hard.
Just be kind.
Your life isn't supposed to be easy.
The Captain of Browncoat Cat is a self proclaimed crazy cat lady. Of course, we're all mad here...