One Year Ago

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. ~ Dalai Lama

On March 2, 2020, I packed up my work items for what I thought would be a few weeks at home. I was sort of excited about the thought of getting some extra sleep since I would no longer need to commute. As an added bonus, I would get to see the British Hubby more in the mornings. Two days later, the British Hubby came home with his office in a box. We looked at each other slightly dubiously unsure how this spouse/coworker situation would pan out. Never did I imagine on March 2, 2021, I would still mostly be working mostly from home. Nor did I think for the past year the British Hubby would be the person I saw almost exclusively besides virtual meet-ups and the kitties. Fortunately, we’re all still happy, healthy, and love each other. I’m sure forced lockdowns tested some relationships. The British Hubby and I are still going strong. In many ways, this year has deepened our love for each other and made us re-evaluate what we really want from life. The first week or two, the kitties were grumpy about the change of routine.

Gracie would like more boxes. Ernie wants more snuggles.

Burt wants more play with outside items.

We tried our hand at container gardening and learned to slow down and appreciate life. Then we tried more adventures keto recipes, and we watched nature in our own backyard. We tried to read more books and drink more tea, but we never manage to find more crafting time.

It was a year of growth, and a year of change. A year of heartaches and loses. A year of celebrating life, finding gratitude, and the positives. A year of contrasts and contradictions.

What will another year bring? My hope for you dear followers is this finds you a bit more compassionate towards your fellow humans and animal creatures you occupy the planet with. May you have peace, health and happiness as we go through the next year.

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