Sunday, December 31, 2017

Life Continues

There's a quote I love:
"Was it a shitty day, or a shitty 5 minutes and you've been milking it all day?"
I reflect tonight and ask myself,
"Was it a shitty year, or a shitty few days and you've been milking it all year?"

It was a hard year. 
It was more than a few days, more than a few weeks.
It was months.  
And more than a few.

Numerous health scares for my mother.
Shingles on my face.
Ending the year with making the decision to let my beloved Banjo go.

A decision that was painful and still haunts me.

All of it tends to over-shadow the good stuff.  
I have to look hard to see it sometimes.

Hardships teach and sometimes have a silver lining.

Nights by myself in Saskatoon hospital/hotels by myself - validation that I am strong.
Scare of shingles moving to my eye - time at home snoozing with my kitty.
Just Banjo and I on his last day, on the couch watching cheesy Christmas movies.

And there were truly special times too:
Another perfect Vancouver Island vacation.
Mini-vacations of Calgary, Banff and the Moose Jaw spa.
Continuous perfection of my craft/computer room sanctuary.

I look back at 2017 and say good-bye and I greet 2018 with Hope, Optimism and Gratitude. 

Because life continues...

Wishing you a year full of HEALTH, HAPPINESS and PEACE.

xo Catherine


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