I’ve been getting the Word of the Day for quite a while now. I’ve learned the simple life is best and being grateful for every day
Spring Green and my house (MY house!) are my blessings.
I am finally away from the crises of the apartment building and, to some extent, away from Bill’s crises.
I have everything I need here. Likely more than that.
Spring Green is a nice little village nestled in the middle of nature. I have found both a calmness in my life as well as some depression and dissociation here. Well, those last two have been pretty much a constant through my life.
It isn’t easy to be grateful in bad times but I have been grateful for the support I have gotten in those times. I’ve also gotten to realize that those bad times bring good growth. “It is a dark cloud indeed that does not have a silver lining.”
Several Christmases ago, a furniture store, now out of business, had a commercial that stated if you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back, food available, money in your pocket or in the bank, you are better off than over 75% of the people of the world. It has helped me through some tough times with gratefulness for what I have. I have been so blessed.
I have finally gotten it through my head that I do have enough and I am enough. The second realization came before the first...
I have finally gotten it through my head that I do have enough and I am enough. The second realization came before the first.
Retirement, for me at least, has given me time to reflect on my past and present. (The future? I’m not trying to think of it. I h0pe for the best but am seeing glimpses of the worst.)
Yet, I share a lot of me freely and have for a long time. I try and make someone’s life a little nicer everyday. I will give what I can for someone in need for I have had similar blessings sent to me. I will give a ride, give or loan money, go shopping, or just go along for company on a trip.
Most importantly, I make sure to have time for myself. That has been a constant through my life.
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