Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 So Far

I don't know about you, but 2009 has certainly knocked me on my butt many times. Seems I just get up and get my butt dusted off and I'm down again. That's why there's been no blog for a while. I know I'm not the only one feeling that way right now. My whole family and my community are all busy dusting off our butts once again. I'm hoping that we've gotten all the bad stuff out of way and the rest of 2009 will be incredible. On a happy note, however, it's been very inspiring to see how people have pulled together in times of need. I've witnessed this so many times in the past three, or rather six, weeks, it makes my heart soar! I don't know why it seems that we need a tragedy or an accident to pull people back together, but that's been the case this month. I guess we all get busy and forget. I know I've been guilty of that so many times. This month has made me look at all the people who are important in my life, and to realize that I'd be really lost without any one of them. Sometimes it does take something bad to happen to get us back on the right track, as sad as that is to say. The weird part is that sometimes it's really awkward to tell someone that I love them, especially when I haven't done so in a while. How crazy is that? It's like my blog on wishing people Merry Christmas. It's a little strange at first.....but then it gets easier. I hope to continue telling my people how important they are.....I hope I never get too busy to do that again. I've realized this week, also, that you can't really make up for lost time, but you can sure try. I believe this is the year to slow down and quit spinning around in circles. This is the year to read more bedtime stories and take more walks with the family. This is the year for middle of week calls, just to say hi. This is the year for laughter, picnics and heart to heart talks. I hope that's the lesson to be learned in what we've gone through this month so far. I do try to find the good in the bad things that happen and I believe if you can do that, it eases the impact of what's going on. We still have a long road ahead of us to heal from this month, but at least we seem to have found some soft places to fall when we need to. Blessings and Gratitude to everyone who has been there for us and for each other this month. I must quote my friend Anna here. I sent her an email when the next bad thing happened this month with the heading..."When it rains, it pours...." She replied back to me " After the rain, comes sunshine..." I'm holding on to that.....M