Talking with my mom on the phone, she pointed out that I need to take things one step at a time. It’s true, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future may bring, if I will be satisfied with my choices, if I will be satisfied with my life ten years from now. I have a lot of things to be grateful for, but I’m focusing on what could go wrong. There’s times when I get so stuck in my head thinking about all the ways I can fail, that I don’t appreciate all the ways in which I’m doing ok.
When I think about it, I have many things to be grateful about. I have a new puppy that brightens my day. I have a boyfriend that is just happy with who I am, no questions asked. He accepts me for me, and that is the greatest thing you can have in a partner. I have a job where I can grow and explore new skills.
Sometimes we need someone to remind us of what we have. Our moods can affect the people around us, our moods can transform our surroundings.
Hope you enjoy the picture of my smiling Finn by the ferns as much as I do.