Slobber Puss

Sometimes, when life gets hard, the skies are so smoky the sun can't shine through, your water pump breaks leaving you without clean running water, people continue to throw around the R word because they think it's funny or socially acceptable and health problems plague your small family members, all one needs is a good snuggle to remember the joy their life is seeped in.

As the tattoo on my arm reminds me, "One joy scatters a hundred griefs."

Or, less eloquently, one kid's slobber can cure a thousand blues.

Sometimes, I need the reminder. And a tissue.