Monday's black spell had dissipated during the night and Tuesday morning I woke with a whole different attitude. Spending an afternoon with soil, flower pots and plants also did wonders for the soul. I may be a "reluctant gardener" but I've lived in many homes along the way that have had patios or balconies...and potting plants is something I can do well. So yesterday the pots were filled with geraniums and impatiens...low maintenance yet lots of flowers.
Today's weather is cloudy and gloomy. I've not seen a forecast but as i look out the window I cannot help but think it will rain today. Again. Today before heading off to get my hair cut I need to deal with the bureaucracy of health insurance. That is something that is enough to put one in a bad mood for the rest of the week! Yet it must be done. This retirement stuff is not easy and it is full of landmines purposely set to trip one into making mistakes. Why is it so complicated?
Yet, once again today's Daily Word has a little bit of advice for me: "A clenched fist cannot hold more, just as a closed heart misses out on all the beauty emotions can bring. I choose today to open my hands, my mind, and my heart."
So today as I deal with health insurance I will not look at it as a battle but as an opportunity to learn. The person at the other end of the phone I will treat with goodwill and respect just as I would wish to be treated. We really do create our own realities and this is one day that will be a positive first step toward the next days of my life. The life of the retired.