Happy New Year
I. Am. Grateful.
Computer on my lap.
Jazz playing throughout the home.
Both adult children are well, even as one of the two made it through COVID-19.
I checked in with my parents, aged 84 and 85, and found they are celebrating a brand-new year with laughter and vision for what’s to come. If you allow me to pause here momentarily, tears fill my eyes, knowing that I still have my parents. #Grateful
Siblings are all well. They include my brother, who just over a year ago had brain surgery. I need to pause once more with tears rolling down my face. He made it through! #Grateful
As I check my text messages, I notice all of my sister-girlfriends are accounted for and doing great.
Never before had I felt to do a roll-call at the dawn of a new year.
After a year like 2020, and the loss I experienced, I realize that I must count every moment and be grateful. What will this year bring? I am not sure, but for this moment, I am grateful.
I’ve decided to rest here and with each second forthcoming.
Nothing deep. I simply want to say, “I am grateful.”
Joyful New Year to you!