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(13,360 posts)
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 02:56 PM Dec 2023

Everything is....okay?

Hey Guys-

Just wanted to share an epiphany that hit me the other night as I was sitting watching tv. I looked around the room, and had this overwhelming sense of "OKAY-NESS"

bills paid, kids surviving(20-year-olds are sometimes unstable lol), house solid, food in fridge, laundry done, etc...

WTAF? I felt like my mom was lookinng down from heaven and saying "Finally!"
It's a strange peace, and I know it won't last, but for a fleeting moment, everything was alright.

My prayers are that maybe some of it will rub off, and you can have some OKAY-NESS too!!!

(Don't get me wrong, the rest of the world is fucked, but my little bubble is happy for now lol)

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Everything is....okay? (Original Post) FirstLight Dec 2023 OP
Great post . Permanut Dec 2023 #1
I don't know if this counts, Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #2
I've been the "poor" relation my whole life...so I get it. FirstLight Dec 2023 #8
TY FirstLight. Diamond_Dog Dec 2023 #9
Thank you. cbabe Dec 2023 #3
While my personal circumstances SOteric Dec 2023 #4
Funny. OldBaldy1701E Dec 2023 #16
Thank you. Tesha Dec 2023 #5
"OKAY-NESS" that is the word for ...TODAY, AND EVERYDAY.....!!!! Stuart G Dec 2023 #6
I'm less not ok than I was. Getting there. Takes time. twodogsbarking Dec 2023 #7
Awesome! LoisB Dec 2023 #10
I am technically homeless, Mr.Bill Dec 2023 #11
How awesome! FirstLight Dec 2023 #14
I remember your past troubling times. Niagara Dec 2023 #12
You reminded me of this: IcyPeas Dec 2023 #13
Amen! FirstLight Dec 2023 #15


(5,598 posts)
1. Great post .
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:11 PM
Dec 2023

K & R.

I've been attempting to follow the AA serenity prayer every day for 30 or so years - with some success. Not every day is full of bunnies and rainbows, but I can sometimes get a more reasonable perspective on the universe.


(31,966 posts)
2. I don't know if this counts,
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:15 PM
Dec 2023

But it kind of struck me this morning when I was making the bed …. I am so grateful to have my own bed to sleep in, a house all paid for to live in, (modest as it is), a peaceful neighborhood to live in, all grown kids healthy and successful, and plenty of food and clothes. (although compared to some of my family members, I’m the “poor relation”). I think “poor” is relative, however ….


(13,360 posts)
8. I've been the "poor" relation my whole life...so I get it.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 04:56 PM
Dec 2023

...and yes, even in the worst struggle, I always had food and somewhere warm to sleep... small blessings are not that small.


(31,966 posts)
9. TY FirstLight.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 05:19 PM
Dec 2023

I agree 100%.

My mother even said to me when I married a school teacher, “I guess you want to be poor your whole life”, well I think blessings are more than a lot of money.


(22,557 posts)
4. While my personal circumstances
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:30 PM
Dec 2023

are an ever-increasing, swirling vortex of suck; I am, nonetheless genuinely glad to know your little bubble is in a moment of comfort and security. It gives me hope that such things still exist and are attainable.


(5,113 posts)
16. Funny.
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 01:29 PM
Dec 2023

I read your last statement and the first thought that hit me was, "Oh, I know that such things exist. It is just that I am sure that they will never happen to me."


(20,851 posts)
5. Thank you.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 03:33 PM
Dec 2023

I ran out of butter, but the store is just down the street.
I didn't have any dinner plans, but our pantry supplied goodies for a pot of soup that smells wonderful.

I agree, the bubble is OK here too, thanks you for reminding me

Stuart G

(38,414 posts)
6. "OKAY-NESS" that is the word for ...TODAY, AND EVERYDAY.....!!!!
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 04:32 PM
Dec 2023

I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEMS.........(the major ones... )


EACH DAY COUNTS!!!!.................AND EVERY DAY COUNTS!!!!!

POSTED by .. FirstLight...


(9,728 posts)
7. I'm less not ok than I was. Getting there. Takes time.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 04:51 PM
Dec 2023

Be sure to remember the feeling so if it goes away you will want to get it back. Stay well.


(24,274 posts)
11. I am technically homeless,
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 05:59 PM
Dec 2023

but in a good way. We sold our mobile home about six weeks ago. We are going to be moving into a manufactured home on my grandson's property where two of our great grandchildren live. The new home has been on site for several months, and the setting up is finally proceeding. We are staying at our daughter's home for now and are comfortable here. We hope to be in the new home for Christmas. This will probably be our forever home. We are in our 70s, but have the energy for one for one more change in our life. I have lived at 28 addresses in my 70 years.


(13,360 posts)
14. How awesome!
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 12:58 AM
Dec 2023

Im planning my Homestead for retirement with the family on property... great idea to keep us close but not in the same house.

Cant wait to see the new digs!!!!!


(7,595 posts)
12. I remember your past troubling times.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 06:57 PM
Dec 2023

I'm happy that you're in a realm of OKAY-NESS.

I hope that stays that way for you.

Happy Holidays, FirstLight!

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