I’m new to this blog, so I thought I would take a sec and introduce myself. I’m Janet Leigh. I live in Texas with my husband and three children. My baby will graduate from Texas A&M University next month, and I will place a giant checkmark in the ‘kids graduated from college box’. My current job as medical director of a multidisciplinary chiropractic office requires me to keep the staff happy and help patients in pain recover with my quick wit and chiropractic skills.
When a shoulder injury threatened my job, I worried I wouldn’t find another profession I loved as much as my current one. How can I help people heal if I couldn’t physically do my job? Then it hit me. I come from a long line of people who can spin a yarn, embellish the truth, and tell tall tales in a single bound. I picked up a pen and put my storytelling to good use. My goal-make people laugh away their pain or maybe forget it for a few hours. And so, my writing career developed with my snarky persona appearing as Jennifer Cloud and my crazy family stories woven into her time-traveling adventures.
Enough about me. Every day there is a reason to celebrate. Today, I celebrated my mom. She retired after working for almost 60 years. The number of people who joined in a virtual party for her was overwhelming, and they had such fun stories to share. At the end, my teary-eyed mom told everyone she would miss them but reminded them every day is a reason to celebrate. Every day is a reason to be the best of the best, and every day is the time to remember to celebrate the good things and don’t dwell on the bad.
So, I challenge you. Tell me three things you are grateful for or three good things that happened to you today.
Take a few minutes to celebrate life.