I was blessed with dinner with my two best friends the other night. We’re not technically spring chickens but still pretty fabulous.
Our parents however, well they are getting to that age where we start worrying about them, parts start falling off etc. We learn what real worry and fear is. We get scared. We have bad dreams.
It’s easy to fall into that trap of almost continual panic and waiting for that shoe to drop.
I got to see my parents today. I got to hug my mom. I got to have dinner with my dad. Yes, each is utterly crazy, and both are stubborn as hell but I love them both with all I have.
Just for today I’m going to choose to focus on the blessing of having my parents. I am going to put my energies towards loving them. I am pulling on the bonds that bind us. I’m believing I can make up for a childhood of transgressions and focus on making them know how much I love and appreciate them. I want them to know how proud I am and that I know how much they’ve given me.
The fears are empty, the anxieties are useless: instead I will focus on joy.