Nothing is the end of the world. Besides, of course, the End of the World.
It’s easy to forget sometimes though, when you get all wrapped up in everyday stresses and challenges and quibbles.
People always talk about getting caught up in the mundane and losing sight of what really matters. You might think, “Well, then let’s just get rid of the so-called ‘everyday;’ let’s live in the dream, the Big Picture.” But we can’t get rid of the everyday. Otherwise we probably wouldn’t appreciate the truly extraordinary moments, as big or small as they may be. We just need to remember to be mindful every day.
It’s easy to forget that everyone is dealing with their own stresses, be they money, or love, or health, or life in general. And sometimes they will share them with you over all the wine and beers, but not always.
It has been a Challenging Year. I have tried my best to maintain my good humour because, really, I’d much rather be silly than serious (Ed. Note: duh, it’s so much more fun!). But sometimes I get scared. That is hard for me to admit.
And so, I want to Sincerely, from the Bottom of My Heart (ah, if Britney’s “from the bottom of my broken heart” chorus just popped into your head with her exact intonation, my heart is hugging you, let’s run away together and sing Britney songs for the rest of time), with Every Fiber of My Being, say thank you to everyone who has listened to my sometimes tear-filled worries, amidst dealing with your own. It has meant everything to me, and I hope I have done the same for you; at the very least, I tried.
I am very lucky to have the family that I have, whose support of me could be characterized as undying, but even that seems insufficient. I’m endlessly grateful to be as supported as I am by the most wonderful people (you know who you are) and while I often assume this goes without saying, I’m going to say it here: I will do anything for the people who are on my List. You know your List, that list of people who you would do absolutely anything for, no questions asked, in a heartbeat, no matter what. Once again, you know who you are. You’ve probably made my list for any number of reasons, but certainly because you are At Least As Attractive as I am, if not *grumble, takes deep breath, suppresses mildly petulant eye-roll* More.
There are two things that I love doing a lot: hugging and laughing. So I want to give everyone a virtual Big Hug to say Thank You for making me Laugh so much.
(Bonus points for a snort)