I just have to write. I have nothing earth-shattering to say, as I think life is earth-shattering enough right now.
So I write what’s on my mind. I have a 95 year old mother who is safe and happy. I have a loving husband who got my car oil changed, my car washed in the BIG car wash, and stopped to get me a coffee. (Although, I had too much already!)
I got seven hours of sleep, laundry done, (yes, I did some of it too), and I fed the birds. I even changed out of pj’s by 11:00! I went to my first in person yoga class, (where we practice with masks on, open doors, and only a few people allowed in the class), and I saw real people! One was my teacher friend!
I came home to food, clean sheets, and love.
I often write of gratitude, hope, perseverance, spirituality, and resiliency. These big themes have helped me and other people throughout time. They continue to help me.
Life can be viewed as a burden or a blessing. Today I choose a blessing. Because our country is heavy right now, I choose to offer a breath of hope. I choose to go see my mom and see the beauty in her, and all the caretakers that serve her with a smile. I choose to go for a walk with Mr. UT, holding hands, while seeing the beauty in the world of trees. I choose to believe that good will prevail.
I am so very grateful I do not drink. What good would that do? Would drinking make any of the problems go away? Maybe for a minute. Then they would come roaring back, asking for more.
Mr. UT and I laugh a lot. He’s funny. Laughing does wonders for my body. When we go visit my mom, I will bring her that gift of laughter as well.
With a Sore Body,
On Day 2317,
PS – We went ice skating again! Super fun!