The last couple of days have been stressful, to say the least. My puppy and I are still currently residing in one of the rooms at the lodge where I work and there is still some work to be done at my house before it is safe to move back in and have the power restored.
It’s been frustrating and I feel, in a way, like I have been taking advantage of my employers (they assure me otherwise). I have spoken to a least eight Hydro One employees to try to rectify my situation and, after several trips circling the drain and not getting a straight answer, I think we finally have it sorted out.
But as I sit here in a warm room with the football game on the television, I realize that things could have been much worse. My house could have burned down and I could have been left in the cold with no roof over my head or friends to lend me shelter. Life really is about focusing on the positive.
I went for a walk this morning with my puppy and the blue sky and sunshine helped to clear any of the remaining negative thoughts that may have been residing in my brain – remnants of my adventures this weekend. The cloud in the picture below hovered above us and the way the sun shone on the small formation at the top, it illuminated the shape to look like Pac-Man. That ethereal icon continued to eat his way through the clouds until nothing was left but an expansive view of pure blue sky. Only a strange ghost-eating fragment of my youth could have been the catalyst that made me focus on the good. It made me see the positive which was otherwise temporarily masked by a shroud of looming clouds.
The sky in my mind once again matches the blue of the sky outside. Once I remembered to focus on the good things in my life, the rest of it all but washed away.