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Because I need a stronger dose of Good Things than just three right now:

I am not in the position of being 40 and having to try to find a partner who would be compatible with me.
I am 40, and my parents are both still alive and well.
I have friends who insist that we join them for Christmas Eve, and I know that will be a joyful occasion.
I live in an age and place when anesthesia is available, and do not have to get dental procedures done that would leave me with something like PTSD.
Amazon Unbox offers me a nearly unlimited amount of Star Trek.
Winter Fire is coming in two months.
I get to be with my honey for a solid 11 days very soon.
For now, the bills and mortgage are taken care of (next month will take care of itself somehow).
I will probably get As in all of my classes this semester, or at worst a B in there somewhere.
I have a huge abundance of art supplies and crafting materials that I can gloat over like a dragon over treasure.
Despite my weight and my chronic illness, I am still mostly healthy according to recent blood work and such, so I know that I am able to get myself back into good shape if I apply myself.
As much as the stressors in my life sometimes make me actually, physically ill, the truth is that they are (almost all) what you’d call First World problems, and in fact things are not that bad for me.
I have a healthy, human heart that is full of compassion for all beings that do not have all of the wonderful things I have, and in fact, for all beings in general. I am grateful that I have no hate in my heart.

May all beings be happy
May all beings be healed and whole
May all have whatever they want and need
May all be protected from harm, and free from fear
May all beings enjoy inner peace and ease
May all be awakened, liberated and free
May there be peace in this world and throughout the entire universe.


( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
This is a really great post. *hugs*
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks, honey. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to you!
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
I am not in the position of being 40 and having to try to find a partner who would be compatible with me.

Not sure if that makes _me_ feel any better, tho. I guess I still have a year. ;)
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sorry about that bit. Of course, things are looking up a bit in that department, I hear.
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Oh who knows? My real problem isn't finding them so much as convincing them of the case. Or being on the same continent. Or both.
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
You're right, I'm cheered up. :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so glad, hon. Merry Christmas to you!
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, and please tell Myra Happy Solstice!
Dec. 13th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Of course, love. :)
Dec. 13th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Yay! *hugsmooch*
Dec. 12th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Very little to add other than those are all good things, and that you are loved. :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you anonymous! Whoever you are, I love you too! (cause I am a hippy like that :)
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
You are loved. That's a lot.
Dec. 12th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
*briefly presses forehead against yours*
Dec. 13th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
This was just lovely, and made me laugh out loud in one or two spots, and just generally feel good about the world (and the fact that you're in it.)
Dec. 13th, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Oh, good! I am especially glad to have made you laugh. *hug*
Dec. 13th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
We also love you. *hug*
Dec. 13th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Love you too, hon! And see you soon.
Dec. 13th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
These are all very good things, and they make me think about how glad I am to have you in my life.
Dec. 14th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
Likewise, darling. I miss you!
Dec. 13th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
Someone has made a 24-hour-long YouTube video of the background noise of the Enterprise-D. You can play it and imagine that you're spending a day on the Enterprise.

Dec. 14th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
This is WONDERFUL! So soothing.
Dec. 13th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful, and just what I needed today too. (((hugs!)))
Dec. 14th, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
((hugs back)) see you soon!
Dec. 13th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
You are loved. You love. You ARE love.
Dec. 14th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! My therapist always says "love is your true nature". I love that!
Dec. 13th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Anytime you need to be reminded you're loved and doing well, I'm here to tell you that. ;)
Dec. 14th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, my dear. Hugs!
Dec. 15th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
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