In the waiting room, being patient during Nathan’s GI scope. I already went for coffee and decided it was best to just sit patiently in a comfortable chair, and wait.
Hallmark channel was on one of their sweet, but somewhat cheesy Christmas movies. Of course there were blatant plugs for holiday gift giving. I have several people in my life I would love to gifts to this year, which ressources dictate as not being purchases. They deserve far more than I could hope to give using finances, as they have helped me get through what ultimately has been a rough year.
After a ping of sadness over that fact, I started thinking, reaching for options. I can still accommodate gifts, but I’m going to have to invest a few moments of my time and get creative.
I’m working on the second half of the commissioned drawings, so that is my significant time investment, but I already own a multiplicity of art and jewelery supplies which I could put to good use for creating gifts. I know enough about preferences that I should be able to accommodate something for nearly everyone. 2 potential exceptions might require a bit more thought or output effort.
2 weeks to create and deliver. It is possible.
That beating said, I’m going to give myself kudos and be kind to myself if I miss the mark. Better late than never.
I really have made it through a rough year. Stress, health hits for my entire family, financial strain, schedules and transportation taxed to the limits, and my personal puzzle getting much harder to accommodate and balance. I have become more sensitive to foods, and have had to continue to make adjustment after adjustment to maintain my sanity, and health, as best as possible. I fell hard a couple of times, but ultimately at the end I’m still standing because of a handful of people in my work and personal life.
They all deserve to be honored for their impact.
I hope my choices will convey my gratitude fully and appropriately, in a way that they understand completely.
May you never have years where you question your sanity or ability to keep going. May you always have the resources needed and desired. May you have ample ways to show your gratitude. May you have more than enough time to accommodate all the ways you wish to express your gratitude. May your creativity always be appreciated. May your gifts always be perfect and well received. Above all may you know that the divine loves and supports you in all that you do.