I spent the evening with a Banana, Tina Turner, and Princess Web
and a few more characters at my normal family get together on Halloween.
The big holidays are drawing closer. I just found out my son Ralph will not
come home for Thanksgiving. My other son and his family will be
missing out on my turkey dinner, too. I’m screwed!
This is not the first time I will be without my boys on a holiday.
It’s just déjà vu. I have traveled this path before.
I have come to accept that this is what my life looks like.
At the Halloween party last night, I wanted my grandson Napoleon to be
there to join in on trick-or-treating with his cousins and friends as they were chaperoned
by our family Penquin. We all trust the Penquin to take our kids
out on a cold, dark night for one hour. Right?
Missing Napolean, I reviewed what I did get last night. The Banana had trouble keeping still as
we posed for a family picture.
Tina Turner wanted to get his groove on and demonstrated twerking to the family. The Clown had
‘for your eyes only’ for the pretty Princess Web. AWWW, I get the feeling Clown wanted a treat!
And I know by her looks that Princess Web wanted the Clown to ask her for her cell number.
I would have preferred Napoleon to all these strange characters, but I discovered that I needed them, too. My night was filled with giggles, so much so that a temporary cap on one of my teeth came off.
This is what I know, it is important to make peace with what you don’t have.
I really wanted other family members to be there with me, but their lives are traveling on other roads and highways.
So, I tell myself: Focus on what is in front of you.
Last night, for me that meant:
Be open to: a 7-foot Banana making a split, Tina Turner sending me into a giggle orbit as she twerked away,
and Princess Web wanting your help in her tangled web of desires.
A TRICK or TREAT with Princess Web, anyone?
Help our hearts stay open and keep us mindful to be present today, not tomorrow,
so we don’t miss out on your blessings.