| Angie Counios

I'm back

I'm back...

I announce...as sheepishly as possible, like the girlfriend who hasn't returned a text in a few days.

Yeah...I just ghosted all my readers!

According to Business Insider ghosting is:

Also known as the "fadeaway" — defined by Urban Dictionary as "quietly disappearing from someone you've met on an online dating site" — ghosting has surely always existed, but it seems to be increasingly ubiquitous, in part because social media and dating apps make it so easy to see when the person ignoring you is ...

It's not completely true. I do still want a relationship with you all and I don't want you to take 'the hint.'

So I guess I better start explaining. And since a picture is worth 1000 words I shall begin with photos.

First, I think teaching and writing and Christmas prep and a painting commission kicked my ass. Generally I do a lot but I guess once in awhile shift happens. And I have to decide what I want to do with my generous 24 hours a day.

I completed three abstracts for a guitar playing friend. They are in progress here.

Second, As December 25th approached I found the shift became clearer. It went from less work to more play. I wanted to be with my people. I met with friends, children, family.

Third, here's what it looked like:

I played with children.

 I dined with my siblings.

This is my brother. Yes, I have a brother. He's great.

I drove around looking at Christmas lights and singing carols.

The shift is that I embraced Christmas a little more than I usually do. I caught myself singing Christmas songs on the radio, driving around looking at lights, choosing to be very social and happy. There was no part of the season that annoyed me, frustrated me or saddened me. This wasn't always the case in the past.

It's this time of year that people are more generous and try harder to be nice to everyone. A small miracle happened in that I embraced this season because I realized that it is what I'm about: Family, friends, fun, giving.

Mr. Wayne Dyer said:

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

So true, Mr. Dyer.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season as we gear up for 2017 tonight.

Blessings and light and love to you all.

(Now that Christmas is over, I will be doing more writing on here.)

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