I consider myself a professional and do counseling so I have a set of instructions in my skill set to follow. I can put on a good face when I'm crying inside. I haven't watched the news for the past year. I've watched a bunch of Hallmark love stories that help me shed happy tears. I've always needed more tissue for happiness and greatness. I have as many friends over, as will come, so I don't have to eat alone and I can shop for groceries and not have a bunch of food spoiling in the fridge.
The biggest help is watching NHK TV, from Japan, while I exercise on the rebounder. Appreciating and being inspired by nature is part of all NHK programing. A lot of my skill set comes from our Japanese Heritage. Sam's sister lost her husband earlier this month. I see her setting the same example set by her mother and my mother when each of them lost their husbands. I can hear one of the older aunties say, "Gambatte!"
These heritage values have gotten me through a year of lonely evenings. Now, it's spring and the days are getting longer. It tickles me to find these drawings that Sam left behind, "Keep on trucking" inspires me to share this skill set!!