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The Black Cat – A Regret of Mine


Can you take back something you said?  Even if you say it and no one else is around, still know you said it.  I wondered this when I was young.  My mother had taken me and the rest of the family to the Humane Society and we walked through the aisles of cages, looking at the cats.

I wasn’t thinking at the time, and I made a joke about a cat being on sale.

My mom told me it was probably on sale because it’d been there for a while.

I felt bad, like I had been making fun of this cat,.. like I didn’t value its life, but I didn’t mean it that way.

Later in life, I still have memories of this, and regret to the black cat (I later even volunteered at another Animal Shelter and found out that often black cats take a longer time to adopt to families.. this moved me even more.)

Do you recall a time like this?  Have you learned from it?  What can we do with thoughts and comments that we have even if they’re not intended to be hurtful but they are?

Hi! I'm a family gal who has always enjoyed deals and saving, and especially sharing with others! This just seemed like the perfect blend of what I love to do and I'm always scouting out the next big deal anyway, so why not share!