I took a really good look at the blog yesterday. I read every scrap of the little sayings I've put up in the last 22 months. I remembered the first few weeks of starting to write "Buttercup..." and all the things that were heavy on my mind at the time. Some of the things that I was concerned about have come to pass and others have receded from the horizon, to be replaced by new issues.
My job continues to be a source of anxiety. I sometimes feel like a very small and flimsy boat tossed on a very rough sea. The waves have been roughed and the little boat needs some patching and and would love a few weeks in the harbor. But I am intact -- amazingly, blessedly intact. My goal continues to be the same goal I had at the start of this blog, keeping cheerful in tough times. And so I will keep my focus on the Light that guides from above and the many lights of love, strength and friendship that surround me. I will keep counting, counting, counting blessings manifold.