For my girlfriends who missed out on motherhood and gave an abundance of love to their beloved pets. Nothing delights me more than to hear of a new baby or grandchild on the way. My generation of 50 somethings were exposed to a great deal of media in our 20's about focussing on our careers and putting motherhood on a back burner. Unfortunately, the windows of opportunity for so many of us closed. We had choices for sure but media is powerful and we were impressionable. Now media has global and continual reach and we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Finding ways of self-contentment can be a key to becoming a happier person. And that individual contentment has a knock on effect towards the people we come into contact with. It's a kind of self-responsibility with far reaching positive benefits.