Hey everybody I’d like to introduce the newest member of my cat family, Arya! A new kitten in the house brings so much joy! Laying on your head. Curling up on your shoulder or around your neck.

Zipping around like a cannonball that’s lost its ability to catapult linearly.

Arya. Caeli wanted to name her Princess and me and my brother Arya so we compromised and settled on Princess Arya. I’ll keep you posted on all her cat adventures.

Wisdom for the day: (I’m thinking usually wisdom of the day will get its own post but since I am already writing one for Arya and this is my first one I will place it here.)

Here we go.

Always put something on your agenda for tomorrow you can look forward to.

This can help you feel more optimistic about your situation.

Even amidst hardships because having one small thing to look forward to can mean the difference between lingering and sinking into depression by ruminating about everything that’s wrong and broken in your life you can use intention to shift your attention instead to what you look forward to and focus on that.

“Happiness is not ready made.” -Dalai Lama.

This quote means to me we create our own happiness; it has to be authentically engineered inside our hearts, minds, and souls and is ultimately a choice.

Hell is a state of mind that we can be helped out of if we choose to allow ourselves to be. A pauper can live experiencing true happiness and contentedness while a prince may live in a in a state of hell.

It seems commonly people associate wealth and status with things like happiness and joy, as if that job, that promotion, that house, that car, that new phone will somehow allow you to finally enjoy your life and experience happiness.

To say that struggling with mental unwellness, poverty, or lacking access to basic means of survival like not having a place to live makes accessing positive states of mind much more difficult is an enormous understatement but if you seize the power of commitment, I believe it can be achieved.

See you tomorrow.

Brandon

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