From the beginning of time, the world has been through many trials and tribulations. So too, has every living thing on our Earth.
My mother has been through some of these, having been born in 1925. She will be 95 on Easter. A concert violinist for all of her life, she only retired at 84 to care for my father who had Parkinson’s Disease. My grandparents were immigrants from Germany. Life was not always easy for her, growing up in a very small town in Northern Wisconsin. She lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and the polio and TB epidemics.
I learn from her to this day. I learn perseverance, and her “just do it” attitude.
I do not always wake up all happy. I often talk myself into moving and feeling positive. I know my mother does the same, telling herself she can do things, even when she doesn’t feel like it.
I find it helpful today, during this trial we are experiencing, to talk myself into hope and gratitude as well. I was telling a good friend of mine that every time I think of complaining about something, I stop and say a prayer of gratitude and send a healing prayer to the world. To all living things.
Mr. UT will soon be redoing our deck, which will be a big project, but he’s looking forward to it. Right now, he is finishing vacuuming, as I did the dusting, bathrooms and kitchen. He thinks he’s better at vacuuming anyway, which he is!
Then we will go on our daily walk, or bike ride, which has been the saving grace for us.
With Another Cup of Coffee,
But No Donut,
On Day 2043,