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Finding Reasons to Smile

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Each time I feel like I've bounced back from one of the many blows 2020 has brought, I get knocked down by another one. I was really optimistic that this week would be better and, in some ways, it has. In others, well, not so much. At the strike of midnight on December 31st this year, I might yell "Jumanji!" instead of "Happy New Year!" because I think it's time the world was released from the game.

I'm not ready to share all the details but a few days ago I had a big switch up happen with my school that is causing a lot of delays and completely messing with the rest of the responsibilities in my life. When I got the news, I was really upset and let myself be upset for the rest of the day. I cried, screamed, and stomped my feet. And then I pulled myself together and got to work on forming my game plan. Forget about Plan B. I'm on Plan Q at this point.

I have given myself time to be upset and now I'm focusing on the good things in my life. I have so many things to be grateful for. First, I have the most amazing husband who loves and supports me no matter what. No newlyweds want to deal with a pandemic on top of learning the ins and outs of marriage but he has been steadily by my side through every toss and turn. I truly could not have married a better man. Second, I have equally amazing friends who root for me and build me up. I know I can turn to them no matter what and no problem seems too silly to them. Third, my dogs and cat are the best cuddle buddies when life gets frustrating. They don't judge me or care what happened. They just provide love and (a little too much) warmth. The list goes on but these are the ones that mean the most to me right now.

I can't control what happens to me but I can control how I respond. This year has stolen too much of my happiness and I won't let it continue. Not when I still have so many reasons to smile. I hope you all find reasons to smile as well!

Have a wonderful day, y'all. :)
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    So sorry to hear your world has flipped upside down! But I love your positive comeback! Be strong! Eventually all will be well.
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    57 days ago
    Yes we have life's normal challenges and then you throw the pandemic in on top of it. It is utter craziness. I am glad you have a supportive spouse and pets. Don't tell my husband but my pets are much better when it comes to things like this. Great for cuddling and understanding. They never judge me!
    Take care
    57 days ago
    As a retired teacher, I can't imagine how hard it is to face a new school year with the turmoil of Covid 19. I don't need to know the details, but I am sure I would be crying, screaming, and stomping my feet too. I wish you all the strength, resources, and patience that you need to weather this crisis. emoticon
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