“I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.” ~ DMX
“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” ~ Suze Orman
This has been a seemingly endlessly terrible year and a half with the pandemic. It’s difficult to be forced to change your life. I don’t know about you, but I resist it most of the time. Well, maybe that’s not entirely true. I resist certain kinds of change. Like, I really don’t like it when I have to give up my quiet life creating at home and must go out and do things related to teaching. Those two semesters of teaching via Zoom were heaven. And yet, I must admit that I love connecting with people. If I can draw them out so they tell their stories, I love that. That’s partly why I started Story~Power. I get to hear all kinds of wonderful personal stories and meet new people that I never would have met if not for my podcast.
There have been some other profound blessings that have come to our extended family with the pandemic. We have four new grandnieces, one new grandnephew and a new cousin, all born during this time of great fear and uncertainty. Some of the births, like the two that happened this week were fraught with additional complications, but I’m so grateful to the wonderful doctors and nurses who took care of our loved ones. Babies are one of the biggest blessings we have. They bring such hope and joy with them.
Barry and I don’t have children. I don’t regret that decision but it is a blessing to be able to watch a new generation of family members grow up. We get daily photos of one of our grandnieces. It’s wonderful to watch her grow. I love seeing videos when she’s laughing. That’s one thing I’ve noticed, most of the next generation in our family laugh a great deal. I hope that becomes a trend for lots of the next generation. I’ve always looked at life as an adventure, and even though sometimes that adventure is scary, there are always blessings to be had at the end of it and laughter is one of the best.
I’ve decide look for the blessings and lessons from this long pandemic rather than dwelling on the death and destruction. Our good friend John Berger used to say, “There are no victims, only volunteers.” It’s hard to acknowledge that we all volunteered to live during this difficult time. But if we’re honest with ourselves and look back at history, when has the human race not had difficult times?
Right now I feel like I have a blessed life and I’m grateful for everything that has happened to me and my family over these last months. It has brought us closer together and that’s a wonderful thing to celebrate.
Thank you for following and reading these musings. I appreciate your likes and comments. I’m curious about what blessings you’re experiencing in your lives. I hope you share them with us.
Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2021
Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.
Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.
The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.
Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a new podcast where she and her guests discuss the stories in all formats that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.
Make a one-time donation
Make a monthly donation
Make a yearly donation
Choose an amount
Or enter a custom amount
Your contribution is appreciated.
Your contribution is appreciated.
Your contribution is appreciated.DonateDonate monthlyDonate yearly