Mondays with Morie–Episode 23–Just Getting Out in the Sunshine

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Oh my goodness. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought something like this pandemic could happen here in the United States and we would be asked to give up a great many things we take for granted. I never thought I’d be able to say that those of us that are retired and on a fixed income are the lucky ones. My monthly income is not contingent on what the market or sales or anything else does, I get the same amount every month. There are many blessings that I have to continue to remind myself of even though I can’t enjoy many things right now that I am accustomed to. A big one to me, I can’t get my haircut. About three weeks ago, I decided to wait another week or so. But that was when everything went to hell in a handbasket.

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I got up this morning feeling very angry. And feeling angry only made me feel worse because it made me ashamed that I am grieving the nonessential things. I have everything I need and many things I don’t except…the ability to cut my hair on the back of my head.  God didn’t put eyes there, even if we tell our children He did. If you are a woman, you know that you get up one morning and your hair will have grown an inch overnight and suddenly your hairstyle doesn’t work anymore. So I did what I usually do, I got my scissors out but, only a little bit, but it made me feel so much better.

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I told my husband yesterday that I really, really had to get out of the house for a little while and suggested we take our usual drive across the rivers and into Calhoun County. The weather was warm and the sun was shining through the car windshield and even though there was really nothing open in our favorite little river town of Grafton, it was just so very pleasant to be out and about enjoying the sunshine. We spent a couple hours just driving around and enjoying the scenery. But more than anything, it reminded me to be grateful for my many blessings; family, home and health, all that really matters.
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I hope you all are weathering this storm as well as can be expected and you and yours are enjoying good health.

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