December 24: Everything’s OK. What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead? (Author Kate Inglis)
You know? Honestly? I’ve never doubted this year that everything is going to be okay. There was no grand discovery. My life is better than okay, it is great. It has been for a while.
There was a time when the world was a darker, angrier place for me. I was sullen, I liked to blame everyone for my problems, and I refused to take ownership of my own happiness. That changed. I have to credit Ross for a lot of that change. When I met him, I was living paycheque to paycheque and I was pretty dang miserable. I was all sarcasm and anger, and although the sarcasm still sometimes remains, it’s now humour that drives the Sarcasm Express for me.
Let me tell you guys why I am in love with Ross: He’s the most even-keeled optimistic person I know. Nothing seems to really rattle him, and he’s a problem solver. Rather than dwelling about $50 that was lost, he figures out how to re-budget to make the remaining kitty work. He never worries about small stuff – a fact that can be so infuriating at times and so freeing at others. Aside from the fact that he’s good lookin’ and a great parent and my best friend, he’s also a great motivator.
So, there was no moment, no big reveal. Everything just *is* okay. I wouldn’t doubt it for a minute.
Merry Christmas from Ross, Kale, and I. (This picture is from when Kale had just about turned one, but I really like it – I’ll share Christmas family photos later).