The sunshine in my life includes family, friends, my work as a group therapist, cats, music, this blog, humor, nature, good memories, the riches of the present moment, persistent hope about the future, and a helpful stance of curiosity.
The hurricane in my life includes the imminent death of our sweet, plucky, and ailing kitty Oscar; losses of good friends; bureaucracies; corrupt world leaders; social injustice; the coronavirus pandemic; and yet another taxes-related fiasco (the IRS rejecting our e-filed return yesterday because “your spouse’s birthday doesn’t match the IRS records”).
When I was freaking out and focusing on the hurricane yesterday, my spouse (whose birthday SHOULD match the IRS records!!!!) said to me:
“What is it that you tell your patients? Nothing is actually hurting you now. I think the taxes glitch will be easily resolved.”
My spouse brings so much sunshine into my life, even during the hurricane.
Do you see sunshine and/or hurricane in these images from July 4, 2020?
What are your thoughts and feelings about sunshine and hurricane?
I like to end every post, no matter what the weather, with the sunshine of my gratitude for everything, including YOU.