It is Sunday night after the holiday. My trusty sidekick is at my feet snoring very loudly. I have finally decided to bust open one of the non alcoholic cocktails I got myself for a treat. It claims to be a take on a Whiskey old Fashion… not sure if that’s true. But it’s yummy nonetheless and filling the void I sometimes feel now that I don’t drink.
I wanted to say thank you …
To you all.
To those who stop here.
Read what we write.
Maybe you smile.
Maybe you don’t.
Maybe you can relate and that helps.
Or maybe not.
But a long time ago after feeling helpless too many times I made the decision to take control of something I could. Something that might make people feel better.
And that was telling them they were appreciated.
I could tell you all the ways I feel like my life has fallen off the tracks at one point. I could tell you how I got frustrated and hurt that everything didn’t line up to make a perfect picture I could post on Facebook and brag about on Instagram.
But the reality is that is my reality and I can’t control it.
And I really believe everything happens for a reason.
What I can do is cheer lead for the people who held my hand when I thought my world was falling apart.
Never stop thanking my friends who sat with me every weekend until I could sit alone.
Always wish everyone Happy Birthday.
Send someone a song.
Say hello to a stranger at the store and try REALLY hard to smile with my eyes.
Tell my people I appreciate them.
Hug my daughter.
Tell her I love her.
Say thank you
Over and over again.
These are things I can control.
These are things we need more of.
That small hi with me making the eyes over my mask maybe I’ll at least get a giggle?
It’s a start.
I have no answers for this past year except I am happy to see it gone.
And move into 2021 with a Mr. Rogers quote as my mantra: the greatest thing we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving
Happiest of New Years my sweet wonderful Mamas