What up world? My bad on missing last week, and once again I got to say my bad on all of the missed blogs. If you read this space, I shouldn’t have to spell it out to you but I got a lot going on and I probably don’t manage it all as well as I should. So somethings go lacking. This blog is occasionally one of them. However, as I listen to this kid John River from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and wallow in my feelings, I’m going to try and piece together a blog for you. So while his mixtapes The Calm, and The Storm float through my head, allow me to welcome you to another edition of The Blog About Nothing.
Since I tend to write this blog knowing that the only people who really read this thing are some friends and family (and not enough of them to be brutally honest), let me get this blurb about my Mom out of the way. She’s doing well right now. Not sure if what we are seeing is real improvement, or if she is finally coming back into her own, but I’ve seen and heard more positives than negatives lately. Recovering from a stroke can be a difficult proposition, and it’s something that’s going to take time. My heart goes out to all those who are dealing with that in their lives. For I know it isn’t easy.
In particular my heart goes out to former University of Miami President, and former member of the Clinton administration, Donna Shalala. Ms. Shalala, 74 years old, suffered a stroke this week. She was rushed to a hospital in New York for surgery and treatment, and by media accounts she is in good shape right now. However, I know how scary that had to have been in that moment. I’m sure it was a tense time for her friends and family that someone who was just giving a speech and appearing to be well, to just suddenly be ill. It truly comes out of nowhere.
It’s just another reminder that you have to take life as it comes. This thing is really a one day at a time venture. Looking past today to some brighter tomorrow is truly a losing proposition. Anyway, thanks for letting me get that out, and if you can relate, then you know you’ll understand. I’m just happy to see that Donna is doing better and she along with a great deal of many will be in my prayers.
With that said, as much as you can pray, you often do worry about things that are not in your control. I’m the first person to say it is what it is, or God’s got it, or any other kind of platitude, but to be honest I definitely let things that are outside of my control run my life. It’s not a good thing, but I’m sure its something we are all guilty of.
However, I want to let that go. I really need to let that go. I really need to handle things better, and to just take the two ton pound of stress that’s probably making my already short and squat frame, even shorter and squattier (if that’s a word and it’s probably not). So by typing these words, I want it to be like an admission of guilt. You can’t control everything, and you need to stop worrying. If worry is a big thing in your life, dear reader, then do like me: make the effort to stop worrying. Don’t feed the monster. Really believe that all will be well. Even if that is easier said than done.
Thanks for reading. I know this blog has taken more of an emotional turn, instead of the light hearted fare I initially started this on, but it is a blog about nothing. It could be whatever I want it to be, and right now, I need it to be a space where I can get out some of the things I’m feeling. It’s my therapy session if you will.
So thanks. Thanks for supporting, thanks for reading.
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