Aim for what you want
Be grateful for everything
Love is the answer
Life is unpredictable as we know intimately, after experiencing the last 3 years. It always has been in actuality, but there is something about the compounded events that have arisen, that makes us even more aware of this truth. It’s left us in puddles of sadness, fear, upset, anger and shaking in our boots which is beyond comprehensible. There is no sense to make over the state of affairs, we continue to find ourselves in.
I am writing this from a warm spot as I sit on my couch, having no experience of what it means to miss a meal, loose a family member to gun violence, war, a child too soon that would rip my heart out and does when I hear about it. I never know how people find the resilience to carry on after such tragic losses, but they do in one way or another, broken, tormented and shaken, putting the pieces back together as best we can, fractured and forlorn one by one.
Of course we would never choose such losses and we have no idea how we will carry on when we are struck with them, but we do; never forgetting, but taking each day as it comes, turning it over to a higher power. One thing I have learned in my years is that no matter what we are going through in our life, we are stronger than anything that happens to us and we are never alone, no matter how alone we might feel.
So just for today, if we got up, we are lucky enough no matter what we are going through. Take a moment to be grateful for this moment. Quiet the mind and turn your fears, aches and pains, worry and concerns over to a higher power and love yourself and others around you. Listen to the little messages that might tug at you, that you have been ignoring and follow your hunches. Call someone that pops into your head and let them know you’re thinking of them, head to the woods for a walk, sing in the rain, write a letter to your congressmen and be part of the change, you want to see in the world.
Be the cat or the dog or the sun or the moon. Ollie says “what’s the problem”.
As you know if you have been following me, we’re hoping to move into our new bedroom and bathroom on Friday for our Anniversary. I am an eternal optimist, so I’m still cracking the whip around here. Just yesterday, we finally got the back entrance door we have been waiting for in after they ordered one that was too big for the space prior to that. How many guys does it take to put up a door? Apparently 3. 3 guys were trying to hang it and struggling. I watched a few minutes and then said “hey guys, that is an outswing door”, not an inswing. They were grateful and I was grateful I was there before they changed the jam which would have been another do over. We had a laugh. I did say Love is the answer right? But of course I was shaking my head, thinking, what next? 😂
I do love all of the finishes so far and am so grateful it is coming together the way I envisioned it. The question remains, will we be in for Friday on our Anniversary?
Here’s a sneak preview of where we are before you decide:
Have a wonderful Wednesday and I’ll see you on Fun Fri-Yayyyy. We’re almost there!
With Blessings, Love and Smiles Always All Days even when, or especially when, you are having a down day.