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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Like everyone else...the uncertainty of today's new world is overwhelming for me to handle at times. Could everything I have worked for in our business for the past 20 years be gone in a few months? It is a real possibility that may become my reality.

Today.....today....

I did go to work with that hope that things would be better today.

I did have a smoothie made with mango for breakfast instead of a brownie.

I did have a Michigan salad for lunch instead of more brownies. (Michigan salad is lettuce with tomatoes, red onions, walnuts, dried cherries, blue cheese and chicken.).

Instead of watching the news ..I turned off the tv at work. I turned on the XM and listened to the 80's on 8.

I walked.

We have a dry cleaners...so ...I can do these things when our work is done and not waiting on customers.

My friends know I am a walker. My goal every year is to walk the amount of miles for the year. 2,020 miles for 2020. Today I walked 8 miles and that puts me at 494 for the year thus far.

Walking clears my mind and refuels my soul.

I had several anchors with me today. I carry my charms from weight watchers in my pocket. I wear a sparkpeople bracelet on my wrist. There are four colors to choose from ..so what ever matches my shirt..is what I wear. That is who I am. Walking. +..wws.. + sparkpeople. = me.

I found myself thinking of my ww meetings and the friends I have made since attending. I already miss them since our meetings are on hold for the time being. I was thinking of my spark friends. I am fortunate enough to have several here that are now family.

I felt stronger.

My one spark friend texted me earlier and we made a time to talk.

We laughed and laughed.

I went back to walking...and found myself singing to my college songs from the radio. My step become lighter and...well....my pace faster.

I realized that our time right now may not be fair. Everyone in their life from the beginning of time...has had their moments in time that test them. This is ours...this is mine.

I am not sure what the end result shall be, but...how I cope...react....and how I treat others ...including myself....is what matters...not the unfairness of the hardship.


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