I think there are some famous sayings about good intentions, but I’ll just keep it real.
Cold and flu season arrived in Norway early this year. And for probably the first time ever, every single person in our family was hit within a few days of each other. By Saturday night, we were all in bed early with fevers.
Because of this, I did not manage to get Day 4 posted. I apologize. But again, keeping it real: social media can be a tricky thing. People tend to live in extremes. There are those who make life look perfect – leaving people like me feeling less than adequate at times. There are others who are doom and gloom 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – leaving me feeling depressed in a totally different way. (And then there are the social media lurkers – who don’t post, but only look, and then spout out random things about your life the next time they see you. Is that kind, or creepy? Yeah, I don’t know…)
I’m trying to play the middle of the road here. We are far from perfect, but it’s also not the end of the world. We have our good days and bad days. It just so happens that the last few have not been the best. But we are slowly making progress, with one kiddo back to school and the other napping on the sofa.
And in that spirit, Day 4 & 5 (yes I’m combining, because of life) is a bit of encouragement, in the midst of fevers, cough, and sniffles…
Wherever you are today, and whatever you are experiencing, take time to be thankful. Even in the worst of times, I have found there is always some in my life for which I can be thankful.