The original blog I scheduled for today is below. But, first, I felt the need to talk about my eerie morning. Soon after I woke up, I took the dog for a walk. I’ve been hearing about this polar vortex hitting the U.S., and it’s even supposed make it down here to Florida. Of course, we’re closer to the equator, so we won’t see negative numbers, or even single digits. It’s supposed to hit here later in the day, so I woke up to mild, damp temps. Except, a foggy, quiet stillness filled the air. Something felt creepy about it. Maybe it’s all the news reports of impending doom from this global warming ice-over. It’s strange how my air-conditioning is on right now, and my heat will be on by dinner time.
Onto my original blog about the new year.
Despite that my husband lost his job in January of 2013, it was a very good year for me (us). He started his new job in March, and although it has longer hours and less pay, we’ve still been quite content. Luckily, I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like bills, so we were already downsized before the cut. I don’t pay a monthly fee for a cell phone. Track phones cost as little as $18 a month when you spread the flat fee out for the year. Sure, I don’t have the ability to play games or get on the internet wherever I go, but it’s not that important to me. I can text and talk.
Why am I talking to you about finances? I have no idea. I digressed. But, it does sort of tie-in to my point here. I found that “things” are not what matter. I was happier in 2013 because I was healthier. I did have some minor flare-ups of conditions, but nothing set me back like in the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. My point being, it doesn’t matter how much stuff we have, or that we can get whatever we demand with the click of finger on a cell phone. What matters to me is to feel strong, healthy and spend quality time with people IN PERSON (which happens to include my dog-person).
Not to mention I accomplished a very important goal … I finished my novel.
So, I had a bit of a difficult time saying goodbye to 2013. It treated me well. However, I said a very powerful prayer affirmation for 2014. I’m optimistic for this year. I’m feeling well and I look forward to getting an editor for my book. Perhaps some new and exciting things are on the horizon. Some long awaited wishes may be granted this year … maybe even publication.
May “things” be set aside for everyone to discover joy in good health, family, friends and being there for one another.