SOLON & BEYOND: Remembering Percy and his words of wisdom

Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percyby Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy
Solon, Maine 04979

This week I’m going to print an old article from The Town Line dated April 1, 2021: It was called, The time I let Percy write the column in my absence. Now I would like to thank Roland from the bottom of my heart, for leaving Percy’s picture beside mine on our column, for all these years. For those of you who don’t know, Percy died quite a few years ago, and I still miss him every day. He was a very remarkable animal!

I came across a small clipping that I found recently dated The Town Line – January 3, 2008, with only Percy’s picture (Percy was alive and well at that time, and I had let him write our column that week because I was down in sunny Florida!).

Good morning dear friends. Don’t worry be happy! This is Percy wishing you the happiest of New Years! I am missing my human. She has been down in sunny Florida since before Christmas I am thrilled beyond belief that she is letting me write this column, again, since so many of you have told her that you prefer my writing instead of hers.

Since I don’t have any real news to share, I have been reflecting what subject to write about, think perhaps to delve into. Our byline each week being, “Don’t Worry be Happy, and she’s been using it for years, before I started helping her. Does that make you think just how happy you really are?

Some quotes I can think of are “Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.”

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”

“True happiness consists in making others happy.”

But the one I like the best is unconditional love is the greatest! Are you gaining insight about finding happiness from my words? I do hope so…….but to continue, with more wise words. When you do the things you do with love you give life a gleam that most people only carry a glimpse of. Your attitude affects the outcome of so many things. Smiles inspire smiles. Reaching out brings people in. Looking on the bright side doesn’t entail being naïve and donning rose colored glasses. It simply means leaving the cynicism and complaining to someone else, someone who will spend there whole life wondering why good things don’t come their way.

Being a positive person, someone who looks forward to so much, is not only rewarding, it’s refreshing. The wisest people on earth are those who have a hard time recalling their worries….and an easy time remembering their blessings. Now my human has edited what I have written to share with you, but, will it get by the real editor ?

I have been told that she asked him once how much mushy stuff he would let her get away with. I’m pretty sure he likes me best and hopefully some of you have told him that you like my writing better than hers.

Anyway, my human and I would like to wish you the Happiest.


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