Category Archives: perspective
Many times – particularly lately – I’ve been frustrated, angry, and afraid that I cannot control much of what is going on in my life. I have wasted time fussing at people, railing at the world in general, and doing a bit of escaping. I want to be able to control things. I want to be able to wave my magic wand and FIX the people and animals I love. I want to wave it again to solve the awful problems in the world today. Despite my fussing, railing, escaping – despite my wants, desires, and wand-waving, things are the same as they were.
I am now trying
- to get calm and try to remain that way
- to do all I am able to do to make things better
- to live one day at a time – trying to make each one count.
- to accept what I cannot change and deal with each thing the best I can
- to stay as healthy as I can by staying serious about my keto eating plan and exercise
- to keep finding healthy ways to give myself a break, whether it’s playing in my art room, working in my flowers or veggie garden, reading, listening to music, etc.
“Sometimes you need to look at life from a different perspective.” ~ Inas Chahboun
In these days of worry over COVID 19, my perspective continues to change.
My priorities have changed, and continue to change. Things that used to bother me don’t even register now.
It’s raining again, so I’m thankful we have a warm, dry home.
I’m reaching out to friends and family to make sure they are safe, catch up with what is going on, and share the love.
One of the priorities for the day was finding something I can wear over my face in the few times we go out in public.
We’re not planning to go out until we need to, but we now have a group of painting masks to take with us and wear. I’m not sure my husband will use one. (He continues to be his stubborn self – crisis or no crisis.)
I am hoping I can visit my veggies this afternoon. I would like to do another harvest. If I do, I’ll take some pics to share.
I watch our animals – seeing that nothing has changed for them. They continue to live their lives, not only enjoying one day at a time, but one moment at a time. I am trying to learn from this.
My biggest wish right now is that people will soon be able to go back to work soon. I am hoping that this will devolve into a more ‘regular’ flu worry, where we can get a shot for the ‘season,’ and just be normally careful. Our country needs to get back to normal as soon as possible.
Good morning! (barely)
I’m getting a really late start again today because our Internet service is super wonky again today. I’m looking at this problem as another of life’s character-building exercises. I get halfway through a post, email, or reading an article, and everything goes dead. The sun is shining. This seems to be a case of being attacked by gremlins.
It occurs to me that when you retire, many things get turned upside-down.
One big example is a change in perspective – how we feel about Mondays.
We have worked most of our lives. Mondays were something that happened with great regularity – like clockwork – and meant an end to most free time and lots of hard work for the coming week. We lived for the weekends, getting to sleep in (until we had kids) and then rushing around to get all the errands done while the stores were open that we couldn’t make time for during the week. We made a point of playing hard, wringing every ounce of fun out of our time off, only to return to yet another Monday. The week would C-R-A-W-L past (even though I liked most of my jobs a lot).
Since we retired, we have the opposite situation. We like to have all the stores open, deliveries being made, mail being delivered, banks open, etc. We stay super busy, not able to figure out how we EVER found time to work full time. Our lives are full of interesting and fun things to do. Many of these things come to a screeching halt when it’s the weekend or a holiday. We start to do something and the bank is closed, or the stores are closed, or….
I’m not REALLY complaining. I’m just trying to explain the change in perspective now that we’re as old as dirt. :0)