Day 5…

Today I helped my brother by chance to pack up a bit more. To help him as he closes a chapter in his life as he leaves a home, he shared with his wife. A wife took too soon. I’m grateful for her to have put him in my life. Due to my relationship with his wife over time, we had to work together, and since her passing, I’ve gone from considering him a friend and to now, a brother. Life is funny that way. I’m just glad my kids and I were able to be there for him today. It’s the little things that matter most.

Until tomorrow.

Chris & Joni in better times while visiting Paris.

Day 4…

Sometimes we need time with our closest friends. We need to sip coffee, eat breakfast, and chat. The feeling of calm can fill our souls. I’m grateful for this morning with one of those women in my life. I enjoyed a walk first and then met up with her for some one-on-one talk. Perfect morning. Here’s to finding the beauty in each day.

Until tomorrow…..

Days 2 & 3…

Progress, not perfection, is what I have learned over time, and yes, I did forget to post yesterday, but I am continuing on this 365-day journey even with flaws. I am far from perfect, and over the next year, I hope to accept that and be ok.

I also forgot to wake in the middle of the night and capture a beautiful picture of the moon. I ended my fasting early today because there is this feeling that I am not able to eat like others due to PCOS. It feels like a punishment for something I did not have control over. I digress, but my point is I am far from perfect, and some days are not going to be as well as others.

However, I did my hair, put on make-up, and attended a meeting for a new client. I even put on a dress for the conference/zoom meeting. Getting ready for the day/meeting was a victory. Since I work from home, I do not usually get ready for the day outside, brushing my teeth and applying deodorant not to offend those around me. It felt good to get dolled up for the day.

Until tomorrow…..

When your eyebrows look good because you took the extra few minutes to get ready for the day.