I have made it no secret that this past year has not been a cake walk for me. It’s challenged me in ways that I could not even imagine. I have been put in situations that have exceeded my comfort zone. I still have not seen the other side of this to be able to fully reflect upon what I have learned. Some days are easier than others…
While walking my puppy, Reese, a couple of days ago, I encountered this poor soul smashed in the road. I had been very much in my head during this walk and had been questioning why I have had to deal with everything on my plate. This turtle served as a visual reminder of the fragility of life. Things can always be worse.
Despite everything going on:
I can still take a walk with my dog.
I can enjoy the sunshine.
I can listen to music and sing to myself as I walk.
I can appreciate the Carolina blue sky.
I can breathe the fresh air.
I have children who adore me even when I’m not at my best.
I have a husband who makes me laugh every single day.
I have friends and family who will listen and problem solve with me.
I have the means to hopefully find the answers I need.
I have faith that things will get better.
Parts of me may not be functioning perfectly, but I am still whole.
It can always be worse…