Count your blessings instead of pet peeves

Showing a little more patience would go a long way

Re: These pets are not the cuddly kind (Column, Nov. 9)

While I have no doubt Laura Lavin was attempting some humour with this piece, I just found it disturbing. I am sure that most of us can identify with some of the peeves listed, however, I think overall it was rather self-absorbed to focus on all of these annoyances.

That “old lady who’s dragging her old man around” may have no choice – perhaps her husband is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and can’t be left alone. And what about the old people that pay with pennies? Did you ever think that perhaps they had to?

With respect to traffic complaints, we have probably all been guilty of each of those from time to time. Hopefully we learn from our errors but what if we don’t? Is life really going to end if someone is going slow in the fast lane?

Instead of counting our peeves and annoyances why not try counting our blessings. Show a little patience and understanding for others. Your life will be much richer for it and you will find those petty annoyances will rapidly disappear.

Kate Mansell

Metchosin

Just Posted

Therapeutic recovery centre likely to open in the fall

Former Choices facility in View Royal to be transformed

Hiker rescued on Mount Finlayson

Langford, Metchosin respond to technical rescue

UPDATE: Search continuing for missing kayaker in East Sooke

A witness saw the man paddling out from the marina in a kayak

Two people taken into custody after TD bank robbery

VicPD say an individual left the building with an undisclosed amount of cash

Trudeau, Horgan condemn controversial U.S. child migrant policy

Premier John Horgan said B.C. ‘will always stand up for the values’ of diversity and inclusion

B.C. creates public registry to track real estate owners

The first registry of its kind in Canada aims to end the hidden property ownership

Polygamous wife appeals conviction in B.C. child bride case

Emily Blackmore was found guilty of taking her underage daughter to U.S. to marry church leader

Police watchdog called to Kelowna after car destroyed in crash

A motor vehicle incident has closed Highway 33 in both directions

BC SPCA receives 400 reports of dogs in hot cars so far this year

Society is again urging people to leave their pets at home if they can’t keep them safe in the heat

8 B.C. communities rank as the friendliest in Canada

Eight B.C. communities can claim they are the friendliest in the country.

Canucks host all-inclusive birthday party for B.C. kids with autism

Such invitations are rare for some kids with autism, and one B.C. family knows the feeling

Heat records broken across B.C. as weather warning lifts

Thirteen records broken across B.C. on Tuesday

Alt-ed program brings mindfulness to the classroom

B.C. school leading the way in anxiety reduction strategies

Most Read