One of the things I’ve struggled with during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is the feeling of going stir crazy, of feeling all alone. I know you may be wondering how that could be, since I already worked at home even before all this craziness began.
You know when you were a kid and your parents told you no? That you couldn’t do something? How you wanted to do it anyway just because? That’s how I’m feeling right now. I want to do things just because I’ve been told not to. With my husband in an extremely high-risk group, we don’t go anywhere for any reason unless it’s absolutely crucial that we do so.
Man, do I miss singing in the church choir. But right now, I simply can’t justify the risk.
One of those things I couldn’t avoid was a medical procedure I had to have yesterday. And because I had to take a sedative, I had to have Joe drive me. Which ended up being a fairly nice trip, although we got thoroughly lost in farm country because WE COULDN’T SEE THE MOUNTAINS due to the many nearby forest fires burning. (Ash on your lawn, anyone?) If you live in Colorado, you know what it means not to be able to see the mountains. It completely throws off your sense of direction.
But I found myself being grateful for this time with my dear hubby, medical procedure notwithstanding. And the extra drive only added to the enjoyment, even if we couldn’t open the windows to enjoy the fresh air due to the fires.
Gratitude isn’t something that comes easily to me. I hate this about myself, but I’m generally a negative person. I have to struggle to see the positive. So, I’ve started a journal to help me recognize all the good God has done in my life.
And today, that good is each and every one of you. May I just say how grateful I am that you read this blog—and more importantly, our books? None of us authors would be here without you. Every time I hear how one of my books has reached someone at their point of need, I give thanks to God for his amazing goodness.
So, thank you. Bless you. May you find a place of gratitude in your own lives for all the good God has done.
PS It’s National Daughter Day, so I have to give a quick shout out to my own three adult daughters and my granddaughter! #NationalDaughterDay
**In celebration of how much I love each and every one of you, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to one commenter. What are you grateful for today?**