The other night, I was having a conversation with my spouse. First, we did what many spouses do: we argued. It’s okay to do that right now.
Then, once we both apologized and got back on the same page (go team!), we talked about how challenging this change has been. We vented about insecurities from the immediate (fears of getting ill) and future (the economy).
It’s okay to do that right now, too.
The conversation then shifted. We both expressed our wish to rewrite this experience. We both wanted to be able to enjoy it for what it is — in some way.
Now, I admit that we are severely privileged to even be thinking this way. We still have our house, our jobs (for now), our family’s health, and food. This may not be our situation forever. But it is what’s true today.
Because today is good, we’ve resolved to enjoy that.
I just spent the last 20 minutes in the sun with my daughter. We found a herd of wild horses, lassoed a couple, tamed them, named them (Stella and Strider), and made a daring jump over a canyon so we could get them home to their stables.
Of course, this is all in her pretend world in which illness and the economy has no place. I get to go back to this world later today.
Today is good.
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