I had a realization on Christmas. I haven't lost anyone unexpectedly in my family. My holidays are filled with wonder. Just as they were when I was a kid. A very dear friend lost her father over this holiday season and I couldn't help but think her holidays will never be the same.
I'm still in the season of savoring.
So here I am. Drinking everything in that I have. I have a mind that is working. I have legs and arms that do the same. I have a woman by my side that makes me feel worthy. She challenges, inspires, and lifts me. I have a healthy, functioning family that understands love above all. This is my present situation, which is my entire existence.
Instead of lurching into the future when things won't be as fun to digest I'll dive my spoon back into the bowl, take a bite, close my eyes, and enjoy.