Life is Good
A hot cup of coffee and a beautiful sunrise… life is good.
I am missing my family. They keep reminding me that, even if I was in Alberta, I wouldn’t be visiting them in person these days. Most of the time I agree and I suck it up and keep myself busy. Time and distance are increasing daily now and not knowing when I might be there and be with them again hurts.
On facetime one of my friends mentioned that my eyes were sad. Some days my whole body is sad. I get discouraged and anxious. I am sharing this so that if you have similar days and thoughts and feelings, that you understand that you are not alone. And I know that I am not alone. So many of my wonderful friends read the blog and leave comments or likes and I am encouraged to carry on. I want you to be too. Thank you so much, my friends.
Then someone sends me the link to a virtual choir singing a moving rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours… ‘You with the sad eyes, don’t be discouraged … it’s hard to take courage … You can lose sight of it all …”. The song is an encouragement to dig deep and let your true colours shine through. Rise to the occasion, my mother used to say. Stay Calm and Carry On and Stay the Blazes Home. Take it one day at a time.
I think this TEST in time is asking us to be our best selves, to do what we must, to enjoy the sunrise and the hot coffee and never, ever take it for granted again. Now is a time to rise to the occasion, to show what we are made of, our true colours, knowing that as Cyndy says “I see your true colours and that’s why I love you. Don’t be afraid to let them show. Your true colours are beautiful ….” Whether you are happy or sad, let that show, too.
It might be time for a stiff upper lip but if emotions set your lip to quivering, let that emotion out where it is less likely to take its toll on you and your wellbeing. Stay well physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually and spiritually. Reach out when you feel the need.
Take courage, everyone. Enjoy your virtual visits with friends and FAMILY. Embrace the sadness when it comes and always believe in rainbows…