Dog diarrhea, speed and comparing
Martha had diarrhea on the carpet in the living room. We didn’t know she wasn’t feeling well. She didn’t bark to be let out. We found the mess in the morning. Life is what happens when you are working on something else.
Ripping out the carpet and putting in a new floor was not on my list this month. Laundry and washing the dishes is on my list, (on the bottom.) Feeding my children was close to the top of the list, then walking the dogs and cleaning the seven litter boxes. My main focus this month it to finish the book my cat, Pooh Hodges, wrote, and I illustrated, How To Be A Cat. The book comes out on Amazon at the beginning of October. October 4th, to be exact.
Sometimes I feel like I am going so slow. Not just slow, but so slow.
Do you ever feel like you are going so slow? Not slow, but so slow?
There will always be something to keep us from working on the items on our list. Maybe your dog will get diarrhea. Maybe you will decide that this is the best time to repaint your living room, rip up the carpet, and put in a new floor. Or maybe you will run into a metal parking structure for shopping carts and have to take your car in to get fixed.
Speed is not important
Confucious was very wise. He lived over two thousand years ago, when there were no televisions or social media or constant news reports about how successful and fast everyone else is. He didn’t have facebook where there are ten million advertisements telling us how many millions of dollars someone made on their on-line course in one year.
Maybe in the year 551 B.C. when Confucious was born, people were upset that someone had more rice than they did. Maybe people have always compared themselves to other people.
Or how about this one,
Speed is relative
You are fast or slow only in comparion to something on someone else. There will always be someone slower or faster than you. Go at the pace that is best for you. It might take you twenty years to write a book, or it might take you one year. It took Margaret Mitchell eighteen years to write Gone With The Wind.
It might take you ten years to lose the ten pounds you gained by eating whipped cream and strawberries every night for the last six years in Pennsylvania.
The cookbook you are writing might take you longer because you have children in diapers.
Love large. Walk your dogs, clean your litter boxes, and walk at your own pace.
What are you working on now? Do you ever feel like you are going to0 slow?
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p.s. Martha is feeling better
p.s.s Would you like to read the book before it is published? I need help coming up with ideas for free giveaways for pre-orders of the book. email me or reply to this email. [email protected] — and I will email you the pdf of the book.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.