Friday, August 13, 2010

Ten Secrets to Living a Happy Life, in Pictures

Everything you need to know about having a happy life can be learned from watching animals.  Here are ten ways to make your life a happy one.

1.  You should always be yourself, even if everyone else thinks you are a dork:

2.  Practice yoga to reduce stress:

3.  Don't try to fit where you don't:

4.  Smile as often as possible. 

5.  Relax and just enjoy life:

6.  Tolerate others that are different than you:

7.  Make friends wherever you go:

8.  Share with others:

9.  Stay healthy by eating good food like lettuce:

And finally, number 10 - get plenty of rest:

My regular readers will recognize Sassy, Tyrone, and Echo in these pictures as they are regular contributors to the blog, and the dog picture was in a post just recently, but I wanted to identify the other two cats I showed.  Kati is the cat in picture #1.  I got Kati as a kitten when I lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota and she moved with me to Arizona in 1990.  I lost her in 2005 to kidney failure at the age of 16.

The cat in the picture for #4 is Baby whom we lost in July 2009 at the age of 18 due to kidney failure.  She was a stray that we tamed and she was a petite little thing her entire life, never topping 6 pounds.  She was truly one of the best cats we ever had.


Carol said...

That is the BEST post! Love the pictures!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Adorable! Great photos :)

SheilaC said...

A million thank yous for the smiles you gave me today!!

I LOVE this post :)

All of your animals are adorable and I just love the picture of Baby smiling. Have you ever seen a more content cat than she is?

still smiling,

Loris said...

Such cute critters and so wise!

Denise in PA said...

This is priceless! I'm going to bookmark it. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos and insight!

Bethany said...

I SO needed this post after a horrible week. Thank you for a sweet giggle and a reminder that I can get through another week.

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