There have been two prevalent emotions over the last year – stress and hope. I have become an equal opportunity stresser giving equal anxiety to our deck construction, starting a new job, Sam’s college searches, Dave’s test results, and the US gymnastics team. What keeps the stress in check is hope. I am almost always able to redirect my thoughts to something more positive. Almost always.
I came across a T.S. Eliot quote recently that has become my new mantra “I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.” I will never be without hope, but I love the freedom from hoping for something specific. After all, there are so many possibilities.
So mark your calendars, Dave’s next scan is next Tuesday (8.14). Dave and I will be stressing and hoping. Feel free to join us.