January 23, 2021 - Find the Silver Lining
I am not one to make New Years Resolutions. For me and pretty much the global population, the year 2020 stunk. As the Grinch would say, it "Stink, Stank, Stunk". We were all hoping that 2021 would bring light and laughter as we left COVID behind. We are still hopeful, even though we are still in the middle of it.
We are in the thick of it. It even feels like the "distant" news reports of hearing about someone you know had COVID is turning into family members with COVID. Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon is more like Two Degrees, if not One.
As you know, this has been a pretty rough month. The loss my family has endured hasn't really sunk in. It is still hard to believe and accept. But, we have to find the silver linings in our life. I do believe our family has strengthened as we have leaned on each other. Silver Linings.
To add to dreary January, I also get to spend this month with my own little flavor of scanxiety. Last Monday, I had my Brain MRI. On February 1st, I will have my PET Scan.
I am so happy and relieved to report that my Brain MRI looked GOOD. No, it looked GREAT. Jamie and I were holding our breath when the doctor shared the news. It felt good. I feel like the Scarecrow after his visit to Oz. Silver Linings.
My dear sweet brother drove down to spend the weekend with us. It is so good to see him, hug him, cook dinner with him, and reminisce. He is my older brother and has always been there to take care of me when I need him. I am honored to pay him back and be there for him. Silver Linings.
Onward. We are marching into February. We'll get the next scan behind us soon and continue living life, one day at a time. I'm sure there are more bumps in the road that we'll have to navigate on the Yellow Brick Road of life. But, there is always a Silver Lining. You just need to open your eyes and find it. I'm sure it is not far.