Because I have been married for a long time, I have few chances for true solitude. I am not complaining! But I know being alone has been difficult for me in the past as I didn’t know what to do with myself. I hope after this many years of growth and self knowledge that when I do have to face solitude, I will embrace it rather than fight it, and I hope I can find the inner peace that comes with that.
My family and friends are truly essential. I am grateful every day for them.
Covid has certainly surprised us all, hasn’t it? Life is not the same, that is for sure.
Every morning as I enter this site I am inspired, by what you all write and the wisdom that comes from your years of experience. I now find myself saying how grateful I am throughout the day, for a home to live in, heat, food, good health and friends and family.
Patience! Lately I have been feeling very impatient with people, and it causes me to say or do things I later regret. It is a trait of mine that I have always struggled with. I must learn to take a breath before talking…
My deep and long term friendships are a treasure to me, and reinforce my sense of belonging to my family, my community and the world.
Being in my home, at my art table, creating beautiful pieces of art.
I can welcome the winter weather, rather than resent it!
Gratitude reminds me of what is actually important.
I have a husband who supports me no matter what. All my wonderful friends are a blessing to me, as is my family of origin. Until my retirement, I loved working with college students, whose challenges and commitment inspired me to be my highest and best self every day. I know I am fortunate, and I try in turn to support all of them.
I love early afternoon. It is warm enough to go out and walk, and the sunshine this time of year is glorious in the afternoons.
To read the news every day. It is a slog and it only brings me down.
Since I started visiting this site regularly, I find myself expressing gratitude more often, in my everyday life. I know there will be ups and downs, and I also now know one can be grateful even when things are down.
I am grateful for a warm house, good friends, a loving husband, and that I live in a democracy.
Being a decent person.
My interactions with others are positive and grateful. I feel gratitude for so many things that I used to take for granted, and my outlook is much sunnier. Not all the time, but more often than not.
Shelter, healthy food, a good car, my husband and family, and all is well.
I wish you the best in your situation, Holly. I can relate.
Yes, I feel somewhat guilty not “keeping up with the news.” But it just isn’t good for my well being any more.
Yes, I do read this and it helps!
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