This is just a cute little picture that I found online…today I left work early today for “personal reasons”. Actually, my personal reasons were that I was too tired to try and figure out my customer service skills while getting over this cold…my customer service skills were quite excellent at 8:30 this morning, but….this afternoon, I was about to hang up on the next caller. Then ding, ding ding! I figured that I might as well go home. If I do go off on too much of a tangent today, please forgive me. It’s the Sudafed. I claim all innocence.
As I sit here, alternating between the temperatures of hot and cold, I am eager to leap off to the next social event. Ever since the break up, I have found myself almost unable to just sit still and just BE. I want to find SOMETHING, SOMEONE to get my mind off of the sudden solitude in which I find myself. Why can I not enjoy it for its own value or merit? I have definitely become more accustomed to the solitude at this point and I have enjoyed certain aspects, for sure. But even though I was raised as an only child, I now need to RELEARN how to be alone!
And how true is the above comic even though it is meant as a joke…most people do not know how to be truly alone and yet, happy in this world. We may be physically alone, but do we actually shut our phones off and avoid our Facebook and Twitter pages in order to momentarily sever contact with the world if just for a few hours? And we would actually NEED to shut our phones off because if you are permanently attached to your smart phone like me, you have set up your Facebook and Twitter notifications via phone.
I think that I will take this little cold of mine as a blessing. Starting this past weekend, I have spent quite some time alone. Even though this is admittedly in a drug infused haze, I have still quite enjoyed it. I read a book. I caught up on Grey’s Anatomy (hey, don’t judge, there’s a reason it has nine seasons!). And I went to two Holiday parties, but they were on Friday. I also slept a lot and cuddled with my 5 1/2 pound Chihuahua mix. Who says that I need another man…he barks to let me know when someone is coming. 🙂
Anyway, please enjoy the Holidays whatever religious or non-religious persuasion you may be. Regardless, please remember that this is the time of year to be especially mindful of those less fortunate than us. And if you do feel that you are less fortunate, I truly hope that you find the blessings that you need this Holiday season.