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Day 557: What’s missing?

Something that’s missing from this blog? A post with today’s title.

That’s easily taken care of.

Something that was missing from yesterday’s post?  An explanation of what was going on with this tree.

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Thanks to a comment from Alarna Rose Gray, that was easily taken care of, also.

Something that was missing for me, yesterday, during a day when I

  1. wrote a blog post,
  2.  conducted two therapy groups,
  3.  connected with people , and
  4. received many positive messages?

Absolutely nothing, really.

However, at various points of the day, I felt like I was missing:

  • a person,
  • the point,
  • the boat,
  • out,
  •  signals,
  • enough sleep,
  • my headphones,
  • what somebody said,
  • a turn,
  • opportunities,
  • a call back,
  • a favorite necklace,
  • a word,
  • food,
  • an important piece of paper,
  • my medicine,
  • feedback from specific people,
  • and so on.

I said to Michael, near the end of the day, “Why can’t I take in all the wonderful things that happened today? Why do I focus on the negative?” And Michael said something funny, which I definitely did not miss  at the time — I remember laughing, very hard.

This post is going to be missing what he said, though, because  I was tired then, and I can’t recall it now.

However, here are some other things, from yesterday, that I did not miss:

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What’s missing, right now, for you?

Thanks to Michael (for fixing the broken cabinet door in the kitchen), to Alarna Rose Gray (and everyone else who makes comments), to those who get and miss things every day, to medical treaters everywhere, for people who create with chalk (and other media), to the streets of Arlington Massachusetts, and to you — of course! — for getting what you did, today.

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