When I feel sad about all the things I can no longer do—take a bicycling vacation or stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve come to mind—I try to focus on all the good things that I can do.
The courses that I take are at the top of the list. In my Great Decisions class, I have learned about China’s relations with Africa, what’s going on in the Koreas, how global supply chains work (especially relevant when the Suez Canal was blocked) and more. I am learning all about firearms in my “America’s Love Affair with Guns” class. On Thursday, I spent most of the day watching an excellent (and free) MIT conference on social media—the issues are mind-boggling.
At the end of the day, one of the most pleasurable things I encounter is the smile on Peter’s face as I present a pretty darn attractive main course at dinner.
I am trying to keep my glass half full.