Anyway, yesterday she sent me an email with these words of wisdom:
Remember, the keys to happiness are
1) Someone to love,
2) Something to do,
3) Something to look forward to
Something about these words really spoke to me. It's seems so simple and yet somehow so profound. And I've sort of decided that whenever I'm feeling a bit on the blue side (today's version brought on by: lack of sleep, worrying about Annie who's having a tough time with her OCD and anxiety the last few months and it's showing in her grades, worrying about Gray who has been having some pretty major meltdowns as of late, and the stress of this house limbo), I'm going to pull out those words and elaborate. 'Cause you know, if my "keys" were translated into the tangible little metal things, my key ring would be far too heavy for me to even carry.
Key 1--Someone to love: See first paragraph.
Key 2--Something to do: I've been working on making Annie this jacket for her birthday. It's a bit more challenging than most of the crochet projects I do (as in, I actually have to pay attention much of the time, instead of just zoning out while I crochet :P ), but I'm really enjoying it. I so hope Annie will love it! I'm guessing I only have a couple of hours of work left on it now.
I just couldn't for the life of me get any decent pictures, but you get the idea, right?
Key 3--Something to look forward to: Okay, this may sound silly, but I'm going to say breakfast. Seriously, breakfast is one of the major perks of staying here. It's always so yummy, and such an indulgence to have a hot breakfast every day. Well, sometimes I just have a bagel and juice, but I *could* have a hot breakfast every day if I wanted! :D
And you know what, I really do feel better. Thank you again, Care. You are such a bright, warm ray of sunshine!!!