Arlyn Smith

Never lose hope ! ❤️ for LIFE!


So my cat is teaching me a lesson and is taking me back to my youth. There is alot children and babies can teach us. My cat has many toys and “fancy” things that  I have paid handsomely for. Ironically when I buy these things, he’s most impressed with the bag it came in.I remember when I was young,  being enthralled with the wrapping paper on presents, rather than the gift itself. As I got older, I slowly became more concerned with the actual gift. If I was hungry, I needed food, I wasn’t concerned with how fancy it was. As I became an adult, it became a learned behavior to need extra “things” to make me happy. I am trying to not think in this way, but it has been learned over 34 years. I am working on it!

Mental: When you do (or do not  do) something difficult or don’t “give in”, be PROUD of yourself. Sometimes even things that may, on the surface, seem an obvious decision, can be VERY hard. Do not take small victories lightly,for if thproud1

One response to “Lessons”

  1. Dear Arlyn, Probably before now you know that the printer cut some off the bottom of the blog! I spose probably nothing can be done now.

    Anyway, I’d really like to hear a bunch of particulars about some of the “extra things you need to make you happy” now as an adult. Also MOST people I’ve known, or at least liked a lot, flaunt the fact that they’ve never “grown up” and become an adult! In that joking sense, I’ll bet that you haven’t either!

    Thank you for another important piece on something vital to know or\and be reminded of [again].

    Peace, etc., Bruce Combs

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An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.


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