The Joy of Being Alone

This social distancing is making me realize how unusual I am.

I’m happy, content, even joyful. I’m *home*. I have food, clean water, a roof over my head, a job, books to read, crafts to do, animals to keep me busy, all the peace, quiet, and lack of interruptions, no need nor expectation I’ll leave my property.

My current happiness is really poignant against the social media backdrop of people struggling with being home/being home alone and the results on their mental health.

A very small part of me feels sad for all the people unable to experience the immense joy in this lifestyle.

Meanwhile, I thrive.

Also – SNOW!!!!!

Lessons

I’ve been pondering, introspecting, wondering.

I’ve learned many lessons in the last few years. Here are a few on my mind this morning:

  1. Words said in anger are truth. Anger grants us the energy and courage to speak those harder truths
  2. What’s in the parenthesis is often more important than what’s outside of them

Pay attention.