A few days ago I read an article about ‘the decline in pets‘ in the UK. I’m not sure if people actually own fewer dogs (or cats) but the article made me wonder if the fact that some people really want a pet but can’t have one is contributing to the growing number of people with mental issues: depression, eating disorders, anxiety – or even simply people who seem to find it hard to cope with life. Many of us choose a lifestyle that we think is desirable, we focus more on material objects and status, but we pay for it with stress and lack of time for things that make us happy. It often results in dissatisfaction, disappointment and frustration as the goals we set are often unrealistic.
It’s been exactly one year since Lily arrived in our lives. I’m not super rich, super successful, super intelligent or even a supermodel…but when I look at her and feel the overwhelming sense of elation, the ultimate, perfect happiness, I know I got my priorities right.