taking a deep breath
Today is the 4th day of the 52nd week, the 28th day of the 12th month, the 362nd day of 2022, and
Quote of the day:
- Call a Friend Day
- Endangered Species Act Day
- Holy Innocents’ Day
- National Card Playing Day
- National Chocolate Candy Day
- National Download Day
- National Short Film Day
- Pledge of Allegiance Day
"An optimist stays up to see the New Year in. A pessimist waits to make sure the old one leaves."
~ William E Vaughan, AKA Burton Hills, American columnist and author
2022 wasn’t a good year for my family, to put it mildly. COVID has exacted a toll, leaving one of us suffering from long COVID, and my granddaughters struggling to readjust to school and socializing. Cancer has exacted a terrible toll, leaving both of my children on disability and one’s very future survival in doubt. My health has not been good, and my mobility seems to be compromised. All this, with the accompanying horrendous medical bills, has taken its financial toll even while darkening our spirits.
2022 wasn’t a good year for the country or the world either, and that has added to the stress levels of all the adults, which like it or not, communicates to our kids as well.
I awoke the day after Christmas feeling strangely at peace. I find myself appreciating all the little things – how much I love my apartment’s morning view of the sunrise, how good the warmth of the heat feels, the taste of the foods, being able to work from home this week. The anxiety and the agitation of nerves seem muted and I have actually been able to get some sleep.
I’m thankful for the surcease from care and hoping it lasts at least long enough to see the old year out and welcome the new. .