My husband lives with chronic shoulder and back pain. I do my best to keep things calm and tranquil around the house so he can rest into his daily activities. He never complains which truly amazes me. He is unfailingly kind to me and everyone else.
Love from my dear husband. He is in chronic pain but he never fails to show me loving kindness.
My husband and I have used the phrase “Inhabit the mystery” as a way to stay grounded and present when things feel rough. This was a thoughtful piece and it was a good reminder for me.
Be truly present for all those I come in contact with today.
The beautiful trees outside my window. The sound of the birds chirping. The first spring blossoms on the trees!
Recently we had new floors installed and then had some plumbing done afterwards. Both of these professionals were skilled and knowledgeable, and did a beautiful job on all projects. They were dedicated to quality, and their work showed it. They are both hidden gems to us.
Next to those huge trees in the Redwood Forest. Amazing!
The sound of my husband making coffee in the mornings. Watching a really good Netflix series (like Madam Secretary!). Having a cold beer with good friends. Helping my students achieve their dreams.
My friends and family, no question.
I am frightened by what is happening in our government, and feel I must start talking about this more. We are beginning to normalize things that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. We must all speak up before it is too late.
I am preparing to retire in a year, and while I have been blessed with many friends, a loving husband and fulfilling work, I worry about isolation and loneliness. I have worked for nearly 40 years–and have always found great meaning in helping others. I am feeling afraid that I won’t find anything else and that my days will be empty and long. Letting go is hard and trusting the process is even harder. Thank you all for your comments today.
Thank you, Sheila, for your encouraging reply.
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