This past week has been really difficult for me. I’ve seen people acting in ways I can’t even imagine. I’ve reacted badly to them.

BUT, I am trying to remember I can’t control other people and how they act (the bane of my existence) but I can control me. I can put down boundaries and make sure that people follow them. I can control my reactions to people.

The picture? It is my Oreo cuddling with me. With all the steaming piles of poo this week I’ve dealt with, I cherish this moment even more. Pure happiness (even though he’s snuggling because of storms.

And I remember how excited Ella was to see me at her car wash. And that Phillip offered me his sister if needed. All the people who have my back! I will survive and be stronger for it.