I’m not my father, so I’m determined to not let my disposition ruin the holiday for my children.
I can’t fix the things I’m dealing with because of others, as right now the collective is very heavy. I can’t fix the impending bills and related concerns, because I’ve been trying to solve that preemptively for a long while now. I can’t solve my brain problems and body aches for good, I’m still waiting on God to help with that, but I can do something temporarily.
I’ve taken my herbal medicines for a temporary mood boost. I’m taking extra allergy medicines for food, so I can enjoy eating on this day, and not worry. I’m even taking a gummie to help ensure my mood stays up for my kids.
Beyond that I intend today be full of rest and lots of refocusing on the things I do have to be grateful for (even if they are the results of working longer and harder for years).
My arm is numb again, and my right hip & leg has shooting pain, so there will have to be a fair amount of self care muscle manipulation too.
May your Thanksgiving be pain free and happy without anything extra. If you’re like me, may you have access to the tools to fix it so you can enjoy the holiday anyway. May you have good days more than not. May the things you can’t control work out well and feel better for you. May you know God supports you and feel the divine love on this day.