I suggest that all those thoughts above be written down on a piece of paper and burned. Yes, some of us will be lonely and think others are having much more fun and getting more love. Yes, some of us will regret the lifestyle that led to health issues this month. Yes, some of us will be in sad mode for those we have lost and wish were by our side.
This is the time to think about the wonderful times we had with those whom we loved and who are gone. What a blessing to have had that bit of time with them! This is the time to enjoy that mouthful of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and put all thoughts of calories away. This is the time to be thankful that our grandchildren will remember our smile and our hugs and not that stupid expensive toy. This is the time to remember the great days in our latitude with a better attitude.
Yes, the weather is cold and gray and your house may be quiet. But put on a favorite sweater or throw and grab your book, sketch pad, or puzzle, and put on that great music you like and enjoy the gray afternoon. When you are calm, call someone and ask how they are doing. When the weather allows take a short walk like I do with a camera in hand and see if I can "frame" my life a little differently.
To all of my blog readers, thank you, thank you, for reminding me I am not alone in the world.
Four days ago we had the best morning sun!