This is Deputy Digby Pancake. There may be a few things you can’t be bothered to do today. Maybe it’s going to the gym place.
Maybe it’s doing your homework. I haven’t had time to eat it yet.
Maybe it’s cleaning the house.
I have been told I wake up on the right side of the bed everyday.
I guess Sheriff Brickle sleeps on the other side.
I choose to sleep where I sleep though. I choose to wake up how I wake up. Because I choose not to be bothered with the things I don’t want to be bothered with.
That could be worry about me being sick.
It could be wondering about where we are going to go after this. It could be other persons in a bad mood. It could be problems on the news which I don’t see anyway, because we don’t have a TV thing.
No. I choose to not be bothered with things that could bother me. Because the truth is, if I let it all get to me, I couldn’t be happy. I couldn’t smile. There would be no room, and we are already living in a car. So you get it.
I’ve learned quite a few lessons during my almost ten years. It’s that everyone has a lot of choices. Some things we can’t control, that’s true. There will simply be bad days, that’s true. But on the days when it’s not so bad, don’t let it turn into bad. Perspective is key to me. You see, one day I was feeling fine. My biggest worry was if I was going to get one ice cream or two. The next day, I was in the vet person’s office with needles and blankets and it was scary.
I wished for my old problems. And I realized they weren’t such big problems after all.
So on the days when problems try to bother you, don’t let them. Tell them there’s no room at the inn, in your house or in your car.
Instead of worrying about things that can bother you, celebrate the life you have.
I’m still here. You’re still here. It’s not a bother for me to tell you I love you and I need your smile too. Tell someone else the same.
And maybe think about cleaning the house. Just sayin.