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Alright, one more week down y‘all. I‘d say TGIF but oh wait it’s Sunday. I’ve honestly lost all sense of day of the week.

Instead, I’m going to take a different approach.:TGID-Thank Goodness It’s Day.

I am tired of pretending (not well) like I have it all together. I don't. The anxiety is grating on my family, friends and myself. Even before all this was going on, things in my life were not simple and this just took it up to Mach 10.

BUT--and its a big pause here--I ACTUALLY HAVE IT REALLY GOOD. I am stressed, yes. Things are more complicated, yes. My family is facing a more challenging financial future than we envisioned, yes . We are all more frightened about our health, yes.

But comparatively speaking, I am very fortunate. I have a supportive family I can rely on right now. We are all relatively healthy. We have food on the table. We don't have to go into a dangerous work environment. Not everyone has that right now (or ever had it before this). I have a lot to be thankful for and I would like to acknowledge that.

So this evening, and every day from now on, I am determined to live by TGID. Thank goodness I woke up that morning. Thank goodness I have my family. Thank goodness I can still help others, even in small ways. Thank goodness I can look out my window and see the flowers blooming. Thank goodness I can text my brother and hear from him, even as we are in different states. Thank goodness I can feel the warmth of my dog's fur beneath my fingers when I need a quick cuddle. Thank goodness its a new day.

TGID everyone. We will get through this.

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