I got the old lady a fountain for her bedside table because she's got osteoarthritis and renal disease, so I figured that this way, she wouldn't have to go as far to get water.
She hates it. Look at the disdain in her face. It's been over a month, and she still hasn't used it. She jumps down and gets water from the big fountain instead.
The most important relationship in life is with yourself. The second most important relationship in life is with your partner. Not your work, not your friends, not your social circle. .
For years I was too stubborn to listen to this. Too focused on my own ambitions to be present with life around me. Mark and Papa both tried to help me understand this. .
There have been events over the last few months that have changed my perspective. While it saddens me that so many years we're spent narcissistically focused on my own ambition, I don't regret it. I wouldn't be here now if it weren't for my own drive. I can't be upset at how the universe teaches me her lessons. Even when they hurt like hell. But without pain we cannot understand pleasure. Without sacrifice we cannot understand gifts. I have the choice to hunker down, be more ambitious, and closed off because the loss of Papa OR I have the choice to be more open, more loving, and more focused on my relationship.
I choose the latter. The MOST important thing in life is love. The relationship with yourself has to be full and loving before you can fully love your partner. So focus on forgiveness of yourself for not being perfect and then take that energy and the love the shit out of your person.
ALL YOU GRADS ARE OUR WCW & WWW! .
.RepostBy @doctor.crystal: "To anyone that's EVER known what it was like to grow up poor, go to bed hungry, contemplate suicide, have a loved one (or 2) incarcerated, be told you'd amount to NOTHING because of where you came from or who raised you... to be judged by the color of your skin or a learning disorder, to the broken children of the world... this is for YOU. Allow me to be living proof of what hard work & sacrifice can do if you allow your pain to be your power to overcome... I am nothing special, I was never a genius, never top of my class, failed OVER & OVER again, was told by countless professors to just "give up" or "don't bother apply to college, you'll never survive", "don't bother applying to vet school, you'll never get in on your first attempt, just take time off"... but what made me successful was my insane work ethic, seeing my family struggle & suffer lit a fire under me & provided me with the courage to stand up to even the devil himself. I am nowhere near perfect... I'm merely just a broken little girl that was forced to use her pain as power to rise out of those concrete ruins, rather than allowing it to consume her... I officially present to the world... Dr. Crystal M. Cisneros. #DVM#VetMed#VetLife "
Baccalaureate mass done. Thank you Lord for all the blessings You showered to us and our families. 👏🏻 Finally, we are graduating tomorrow! ❤️
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Cavite State University
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 🙌
This is Scooby 😻. He came to me 4 months ago completely paralysed and was eventually diagnosed with polyradiculoneutritis - the only cure was time. So after many hours, a lot of back pain, and some serious tlc. Here are his first steps in 4 months (of course they were for a chip - he is a Labrador after all!) Yayyyyy 🥇🎉🎊🎈#Labrador#dogsofinstgram#vetlyf#vetmed