Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

In a world where so many try to imitate or copy celebrities in their looks, their dress-sense, their actions and even the way they walk and talk, is there really anyone out there who is exactly who they are?

Of course there are, as not all of us and driven to act/look like celebrities. However I say that with one caveat…I may not take action to look or act more like today’s celebrities or star, but I do try my best to live my life like the one person I consider to be the Real Things, Christ.

How about you, are you trying to live your life in the image of the rich and famous, or are you trying to live like the Real Thing, Christ?

Many of you will know that hubby and me have a cat, and have in fact had our cat for over 18 years now! Both of us were used to having cats about the house before we were married, as both our parents had cats when we were growing up. It was therefore no great surprise to most people who knew us, when we got a cat.

For those of you who have never owned a cat or spent a lot of time around cats, you probably think that they simply meow, and every meow is the same, when in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth as they have a whole vocabularly!

Having said that, hubby and me have definitely thought that in the last few years, our cat has learned a whole new set of meows, as he seems to have been saying all sorts of new weird and wonderful sounds at us. Most cats have a repertoire of meows with different meanings. Usually they are seeking food, attention and other things that make them happy. Cats will often help your understanding along by reinforcing their meow with obvious clues such as staring at the food they want or butting you with their heads to get attention. One of the most pleasant cat sounds is the chirp, a brief meow to greet you when you come home or when they are feeling affectionate.

Here’s a brief description of some of the sounds you might here a cat making:Tigger

Low-pitched rumbling growl – Warning! Danger or other threat perceived!

Warble – Most often used to display affection.

Trill – Can denote affection but also inquiry. Mother cats use this sound to call their kittens close.

Low-pitched meow or howl accompanied by purring – Pain, discomfort, stress or fear.

Purring – Usually indicates a happy and content cat, but can also denote pain or discomfort.

Howl – Depending on pitch, indicates sadness, pain, extreme fear or stress.

The silent meow – When a cat looks at us when in a relaxed body position and opens its mouth slightly but  no sound comes out, we have received the honour of a silent meow!

It should be noted that when cats talk to us, the sound they actually emit will vary greatly depending on their body posture at the time they make the sound. Each meow will differ in meaning by the tone, volume, pitch, rhythm, and pronunciation.

I’m sure every cat owner will tell you that although our cats cannot actually say any “words” or have a vocabulary like we do. they are still more than able to communicate with us by backing up their sounds with visual aids. e.g. Taking you to the kitchen when they want food, “taking” you to the door when they want out, staring at their food bowl when they are hungry etc!

So, the next time you are gifted with a “word” from a cat, listen carefully as they’re trying to tell you something!

quiet_pleaseI’ve never been much of a morning person and I am sure I never will be.

Having said that, despite working flexi time and not actually having to be in until 10am, I’m usually at work sometime between 8.30 and 9.15. Even so, I still like a bit a quietness then…at least until I’ve had my first coffee of the morning!

It’s funny how some of us like to get up early in the morning and just get on with things right away, while others of us like to have a long lie and like to slowly get into things. I definitely fall into that second category, how about you?

Just because I’m not a morning person and like to slowly move into my day, doesn’t mean I don’t get much done, it simply means I probably finish things a bit later. e.g. In a work sense, I’m often one of the last to leave the office at night.

So please, for those of you who are morning people, please remember some of us are not morning people and we like a quiet peaceful start to our mornings, thank you.

enjoy-the-silenceI know I’ve talked before about how some folk just seem to have their volume control turned up to full all the time, but there are in fact some times when the quietness can be just as uncomfortable…

Ever noticed how many of us don’t like it when it’s quiet, when no-one is talking? Funny how someone always feels the need to break that quietness…usually with something completely unrelated to any previous discussion, and in many occasions trying to be funny but completely failing!

Have you ever noticed how there are some people you can sit in silence with for ages and never feel uncomfortable with? They are the folk you love and trust, and that is why silence is so easy to cope with and not uncomfortable at all.

So, yes, there are some times when quietness or silence is uncomfortable, but then there are also some situation where the silence is just so natural. Hold onto those relationships where silences are comfortable as they are your important and valuable relationships.

silence-speaks

It’s funny how hello always ends with a goodbye,
it’s funny how good memories can start to make you cry.
It’s funny how forever never really seems to last,
it’s funny how much you’d lose if you forgot about your past.
It’s funny how friends can just leave you when you’re down,
it’s funny how when you need someone they’re never around.
It’s funny how people change and think they’re so much better,
it’s funny how many lies can be packed in one “love letter”.
It’s funny how people forgive even though they can’t forget,
it’s funny how one night can contain so much regret.
It’s funny how ironic life turns out to be
but the funniest part of all, none of that’s funny to me.

 

Don’t let the things of life, like those mentioned above, get you down, because if you concentrate on all the bad things of life you won’t enjoy life to the full!

How’s your week been? Busy? Quick?

Well my week at work has been one of those where I’ve been really really busy, but now the week’s over I can’t actually list you anything I’ve achieved!

It’s funny how we get weeks like that isn’t it? It’s been a weeks where I’ve just had one thing after another to do, with not much time to stop and take breath, or assess what I have or haven’t achieved.

I always find it funny how when you’re really busy you feel as if you’ve achieved little, but when you’ve had a bit more time to focus and do your own thing, it often feels like you’ve achieved more. Imagine what it would be like if we combined those two things. i.e. Achievement with constantly busy…

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would astonish ourselves.

Yeah! Imagine we were always focused on our work and constantly completing our allocated tasks and achieving other objectives too…wouldn’t that be amazing! I guess our workmates and managers would wonder what’s happened to us all if we all started over achieving!

Anyway, after an extra busy week at work, I’m glad to have a couple of days of no work…mind you that doesn’t mean I’m not busy with other important family things!

I’m hoping for a slightly less busy week at work next week, but ‘ll be surprised if that happens as looks like we’ll be moving office!

Someone recently said to me, “If you’re hurting–you’re growing”.

I must be honest and say that when they told me that, I laughed (in disbelief) as I couldn’t understand how I can possibly be growing just because I’m hurting. However on considering this a bit more, I realised that this statement is probably true.

After all how do you learn to deal with hurt and disappointment, except by experiencing them, as you can’t really teach someone how to cope with these things.

Therefore, when you’re hurting, don’t forget that by dealing with your hurt, you are in fact gaining real life experience and so are growing as a person.

The other thing to always remember when you’re hurting is that you are not alone…Draw nearer to God & let Him be your strength.

When you lay clothes down on the bed for two minutes while you do something else, why does the cat always find them and lie on them?

Why do we always think the grass always greener on the other side?

When you have a power cut, why is it that the torch you see every day in the cupboard, suddenly isn’t where it#s meant to be!

Why does the cat always decide to go sleep on the bed just before you’re going to bed?

When you drop your toast, why does it always land butter side down?

Why does the weather always seem to be better (i.e. drier), when we’re working, and then pouring when we’re not!

When you’re tired and just want to go to bed, why is it the phone always goes and it’s someone who wants to talk for ages!

Is there always a right way and a wrong way to do everything, or just a right way and an even better way?

Why does the car only ever break down on wet days?

No matter how much ironing we do, why does the ironing mountain never seem to shrink?

Why do we keep clothes that are now too small for us, just in case they fit us again some day!

When we forget something and struggle to remember it, why do we always remember it ages later when we’re not even thinking about it any more?