Happy long weekend to you. I hope it’s been a good one. ROF and I are UP NORTH again but this time way up in Presque Isle, Wisconsin. Yesterday we were so north we were in Michigan! We’re at a friends house on a private lake with only 14 other houses. It’s truly one of the most beautiful places on earth (along with all my favorite places up north.)
I keep my eyes peeled hoping to catch a glimpse of an albino deer. Yesterday there was a bear and even talk of a sighting of moose. Ann and I went out on the pontoon, dropped in a line (no bites) and floated in the middle of the lake. LAKE HAIR, DON’T CARE.
A while ago I ran into an old friend who told me that my Instagram and blog posts were inspiring. I loved hearing that. The older you get, the harder life is. And you know what, it’s not always so easy to deal with. With IG and Facebook and other tools, you can glimpse into other people’s lives easier.
And I see you.
I see you going through chemo and dying your hair “mermaid blue” as a celebration before it all falls out. I see you kissing your son goodbye at college. I see the pictures of moms or dads who have passed away and you’re honoring them. But with all that I see, I know there is a lot I don’t. It’s not easy to post an image of how lonely you are. Or how you want to be ok with where you are in life but just aren’t. There aren’t a lot of quotes out there to happily express your need for a job, or a husband or just money to make the bills.
So – here is a playlist for you. I love these songs. They are not “cheer you up” songs, but more “lift you up” songs.