It’s been a tough month. Travel, work, a beloved pet passing, a parent suffering a major fall, another parent moving to full nursing care, selling a parents home, moving all the old stuff, family drama, and I got out of balance and tried to cook my way into a sense of normal.
The sorrow, knowing that my dad will pass soon.
The sorrow knowing my mother in law will pass soon too.
The sorrow over the loss of Rascal.
The swamping, suffocating feeling of helplessness, as things have to be done, now, not later.
It Steals my motivation, energy, and care.
There’s So Much Talk Of Being Wild
CaptainQ had this post this morning. He’s talking about how people on social media appear perfect, and work hard to adjust the perception all the time with their perfect punctuation, pictures etc. It was the right post, at the right time for me. I think I’m a wild and free individual, but maybe I’ve focused on keeping my image a little too “perfectly punctuated.”
I try to keep things reasonably light, and my purpose is to focus on gratitude. I’m not grateful For everything, but I find ways to focus on the good things in my life when the circumstances I’m (neck deep) in aren’t always good.
To drag myself out of the swamping emotions, and feelings of helplessness I choose to be grateful today for:
- A really sweet phone call from my husband this morning.
- The rain is gone for today, I’ll get to see the sunshine
- Time to exercise
- My warm and comfy home
- My job
- Our other dog, Dolly, is eating more, and she seems to be coming out of her sorrow over Rascals passing.
- The opportunity to be good to someone today.
Thanks for taking time to read, and I hope wherever you might be, that your Friday is Fabulous.
What are you grateful for today?