It’s all good

I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself lately.
I banged up my foot while working on some brick and stone work in the backyard with my sister Therese and I’ve been limping around ever since. When she went down to the basement to get some wood to finish a project, she came up with a sad look on her face and said, “Water is backing up in the basement.”
In my world, one bad thing is about all I can handle at one time.
Then I watched the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
There was fighting on the Gaza Strip, wildfires in California, plane crashes and a seemingly endless list of horrifying news.
That’s when I realized how lucky I am.
I’m retired, so I have been watching TV and reading while my foot heals. I have big garbage cans, so I skipped taking them out to the curb this week. And right now, the plumber is here to clean out the drain in the basement so I will soon be able to hobble down there and do a load of laundry. (Yes, Therese, my plumber came on the same day I called for service.)
All the projects my sister left for me to complete will get done eventually, just at a slower pace. And soon I’ll get around to vacuuming and cleaning up the mess we always make when she comes here for a work weekend.
So I am counting my blessings, praying there will be peace in the Middle East in my lifetime, and hoping California gets plenty of rain.
Meanwhile, I’m off to the library to stock up on books.

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