I’ve been pretty mad lately. A pipe broke and I have had to remodel the whole back of my house. My furnace nearly killed us in our sleep, and there are guys here right now, making this costly repair. My husband works out-of-town, and I see him every six weeks or so. A beloved pet died suddenly, and we had to bury him in the cold hard ground. Someone has been walking around telling people she worked for me, when I’d never heard of her.
I turn on the news today and I see that lots of parents have lost their children and life partners, and I realize how lucky I am.
I have pipes to break while other people sleep beside dumpsters tonight. I have a furnace to replace, and as much of a struggle as this is, I have the resources to pay to replace the one I have, while other people cannot pay for fuel, and are losing their homes. My husband works, while other people’s husbands have been laid to rest after war, or passed to the other side after horrible bouts with cancer, etc. I have a company that someone thought was talented enough to want others to think she worked for it.
Tonight when I walk out into my yard and look up at the starry night, I will again say THANK YOU to the universe for what I do have. During this holiday season, I hope that each one of you can find a way to do the same thing.
Right now I feel like the richest and luckiest woman on earth.