Why I Can’t Complain

I am seriously lucky.

I have an awesome kid. An awesome partner. A beautiful house in a wonderful neighborhood in a really good school district.

I have a job. And it pays decently. And I no longer have to work overnights like I was last year at this time.

I am in relatively good health, and so is my family. We have a little too much weight on the adults, and the kid is hopefully in the process of outgrowing asthma. Alex is definitely allergic to dogs, though.

At the end of each day, I have my gripes. As we all know, the grass is greener on the other side of any metaphorical fence.

But this side? This side is pretty awesome.

And sometimes I have to remind myself of that. Some days I momentarily forget all of the good. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to remember.

June 14

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