Small Things

Recently, I have been at a weird place. Next week, we find out if Barry’s cancer has come back. I suspect so because I think I see a lump on his neck. I could be wrong. It could just be swollen lymph nodes from the interminable cold he has.

What can I do? I came up with an obvious answer yesterday: get rid of a few things. So I cleaned out the bottom drawer of the fridge. I was amazed at how much better that made me feel.

Things do not always need to change for one to feel better. Radical change is not always necessary. Sometimes, just doing something simple or accomplishing something small is sufficient. The bigger picture is not always fixable, but sitting around being miserable is not needed.

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About cdhoagpurple

I have an MBA, am married to a GM/UAW retiree with Huntington's Disease. I am more Buddhist than Christian. I plan on moving to Virginia when widowed. I have a friend''s parents that live down there and another friend living in Maryland. I am simplifying my life in preparation for the eventual move.Eight years ago, my husband had stage 4 cancer. I am truly "neither here nor there." My identity shifts and I am always surprised where I end up. 2015 was my hardest year ever. This is my Dark Night of the Soul. Welcome to it.

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