A visit to the doctor this week ended up reminding me of some things that I know, but somehow forgot to keep in my mind. After discussing the reasons that I had gone there, he opened the door by asking me a question about an unrelated issue. I expect I gave him more of an earful than he bargained. After a brief pause he said to me that there were just some things in life that I couldn’t change.
ARRGGGG – did that ever piss me off. I was absolutely furious and got the well, you just watch me attitude. Then I went out to my car and sat out in the parking lot and cried. After a few minutes I had a real moment of wow – isn’t that just liberating. I need to just let it go because I can’t change it. I knew that, I guess I just forgot. Sometimes we (I) need to be reminded.
This week Uncle Richard passed away – while Charles and I didn’t spend regular time with him and Aunt Dorthy when we did, they always made us feel so special and that they were truly happy to see us. What a gift they had.
At the funeral home the other night, I was asked if I would take Uncle Richard’s dog, Bella. Aunt Dorothy is not able to care for Bella. Before I could even utter a word, the sensible one in our relationship spoke up and said that we did not need to take on any more animals.
I got to thinking about my furry babies and what would happen to them if something unexpectedly happened to us. As I fell to sleep that night I held on extra tight to my bundles of joy.
I can’t help it, I keep thinking about Bella and how she must be missing her companion.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
Until next time,