Dreamer’s World December 31, 2019 – Creating And Embracing The Calm

     As my last day at work for 2019 creeps towards its ending, I find myself consciously choosing to slow things down all around me. Through the years I have learned that all the exciting things aren’t necessarily the things that are best.

 After work, Hal and I went to Best Buy to shop and then had an early dinner at Red Robin before stopping at the grocery store on the way home. We got back before 1800 and stayed in for the rest of the evening. I am not certain if I will stay up until midnight or not at this point.

It is better to have happiness and know that slowing things down and embracing the calm is the best thing that one can do on New Year’s Eve. I hope that we will all have a terrific 2020.

Dreamer’s World December 31, 2019 -It Could Be Worse

     A thought for the last day of 2019. It could be worse. These are words to live by at any time, but after the news I got yesterday they seem especially appropriate. 

     My boss called me from California yesterday. I work remotely here on the East Coast, so there’s nothing unusual about her calling me. I had noticed that her scheduled time off was over yesterday, but I hadn’t seen her online all afternoon my time. 

     My first thought was that she must have decided to extend her vacation by a day or two, but when she called me I found out that she had broken her ankle and will be on short term disability for at least a month. The repairs to her ankle will involve screws and plates to stabilize it. I immediately felt awful for her and her situation. We talked for about 30 minutes and I told her that I was always available if she needed to talk while she is laid up at home. 

     After I got off the phone, I realized how fortunate I am. I have Hal (person) and The Stooges here with me and I have not suffered any broken bones. I am mobile and ambulatory. I am fortunate and I realize that things could be worse. That is the lesson I will carry into 2020.