the past five days have not been the best for my family. there was the thanksgiving-day drama, which has turned into something that’s not only sad but also ongoing, even though i feel that the sadness will be worth it in the long run; then my brother had a pretty bad car accident on sunday night (thankfully, he’s ok); and to top it all off, i had my own car mishap and broke off a chunk of tooth biting into an almond on monday, which is going to require dental work and is not something i was planning for during the holiday season.
i promise i’m not trying to be negative, but ugh.
and it’s not only me and my family. some other friends and friends-of-friends are going through their own hard times right now, too, and i just feel like something was a little off-kilter at the end of november — like maybe we all need to get our balance back.
obviously, my tooth and car are super minor in the grand scheme of things, but they’re also the kinds of incidents that are so easy to get tangled up in and upset about. in fact, the older i get, the more i realize that, especially at this time of year, it’s important to stop and remind myself that my reaction to something is what i make it, and to remember that things often have a way of working themselves out. a little mental check-up and a deep breath are always good.
so i’m checking up and breathing deep. november is over; december is upon us now. here’s wishing us all a month that’s full of silver bells and christmas trees and free of chipped teeth and broken hearts.
see you tomorrow. xoxo
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