I’m not gonna lie. 2020 has been a bummer of year so far. Every morning I wake up and expect to hear something new and horrific out of the news. It’s enough to make you cry everyday.
Then one of my girls became sick. She had been complaining for days of nausea. This is not new for her. She can be constipated and so my husband and I just gave her Miralax and knew in a day or two it would work. Unfortunately, Kayla became sick to her stomach, popped a 102 fever, had a headache and a sore throat.
As a nurse who has been working all these months during the Pandemic I dreaded calling the doctor and hearing them say, “We need to test her for COVID.” I knew the likely hood of her getting it were small but I still didn’t want it be a reality. Of course, that’s what they said and that’s what they did.
Thankfully, we only had to wait overnight for her results, but while we waited Kayla said the most inspiring thing, “ You know mom. Even if I do have the virus. I have a beautiful life.”
She is not only right about her life but yours as well. Do you have family? Do you have kids? Do you have a dog, a cat, a friend you can call and chat with? Do you enjoy sitting on your porch at night? Do you have a church you belong to?
For just a few minutes write down all that you DO have. Even if it’s a small list, it’s something and it’s beautiful because it’s yours and it’s worth celebrating. Especially in the midst of so much pain, fear and panic.
It may not stop what is happening now but it will shift your perspective. Kayla certainly shifted mine with that simple statement. I’m not only blessed to be her mom, I’m thankful that I heard what she said.
It’s help me to appreciate what I see and hear on a whole different level.
Have a great weekend everyone!!!
These are just a few examples of the beauty in my life. ❤️❤️