Y’all might not know it from my presence here, but I’m a bit of a Pollyanna. I say that with pride these days, although it used to make me feel silly. But Pollyanna was a child who knew sorrow at an early age and had developed her own strategy (with the help of her father) to deal with it.
In case you’ve never read the book, I’ll share that they started out playing the game the day a mission barrel came in – one that Pollyanna (whose mother was dead) was hoping had a doll for her. There was no doll – instead, they had sent a set of crutches. Pollyanna was soooo disappointed. And her father (who was a mission preacher, hence the barrel of donations) acknowledged that disappointment. The he pointed out that even so, they could play the glad game. What was there to be glad about? That she didn’t need the crutches!!
So I’m glad for all kinds of things pretty much every day, most of them not connected with deep disappointment. Most of the things I’m glad about are just stand-alone things that make me happy. And yet, I find that they often show up in my mind as “Even though… I’m still glad that…”
For example. Even thought I don’t go to the beach as often as I could, I’m still glad I live close to the ocean. So many sunrises, so much joy.
Even though my family sometimes drives me crazy, I’m glad I live in this multi-generational circus. They are sweet and lovable and eccentric and full of surprises. I’m fortunate to be so close to them. I’m thankful for MP, even though he particularly challenges my patience and understanding, but he loves us and flows along with the circus parade with affection and support as well as he’s able.
Even though I don’t have BDSM in my actual life right now, I’m so glad that I was once part of an active community in real life and knew real life Doms and subs and slaves and switches and got to go to dungeons and classes and do all the things. I can imagine myself someday when my appropriateness filters have begun to slip, telling random people about the good ole days of rope suspension and floggers.
Even though I don’t post every day, and even though many of the bloggers I once loved and followed faithfully have disappeared, I am SO GLAD that you’re here right now. Whether you’re a frequent commenter or a forever lurker, thank you so much for your presence, my kinky friends. 💜 💜 Sending you so much love and thankfulness today and always!!