I helped my niece move into her new house today. She is newly married and will have her first child this summer, it’s a girl. Her 2 sisters recently had 3 boys (one had twins), so she is super excited to have the first girl. She has been living in an apartment with a lot of stairs and not enough bedrooms for her growing family. Imagine her excitement when she found a house to rent for a similar price, an extra bedroom, fewer stairs, and a huge yard! Everyone was very aware of our current situation as we were moving her in. Wearing gloves, washing hands, getting home by 5:00 to do our part with the ‘stay-at-home’ directive. So many positives.
When we got home the news was not blaring from the t.v., another positive. First, there was some futuristic movie on. I’m not quite sure what it was as I wasn’t really paying attention. Then, we watched Wonder Woman. When that ended the news abruptly began, here we go I thought…what now. To my surprise it began with 4 positive points. Fantastic! I announced that I was leaving the living room to end this day on 4 positives….then someone makes a stupid joke about a negative and takes that away from me….stupid! No reason to go upstairs now, so I did the dishes. Then I realized that I still had to write my slice…ughh!!!
So, I sat down to write, feeling completely frustrated. The title was the first thing that came to mind. I didn’t want to write what I was feeling in the moment @$%$F*SH*&^% So I focused on the positive, my niece. And, I’m glad I did because I actually feel better. Sometimes it surprises me how writing can make me feel better.