I am trying to see the positive side of everything these days. That is part of my training from dealing with the frustrating IMSS system. I have been thinking of words to describe that training. Patience, Endurance, Forbearance, Humility. I like the word Forbearance the best. I just looked it up in the online dictionary. It means Tolerance, patience, resignation, endurance, fortitude, stoicism, restraint, self-control... That covers a lot. If I can learn forbearance with IMSS, hopefully I will be able to transfer that quality to the rest of my life and any other frustrating situations that arise in the future. There is no such thing as a life without frustrations.
I went to the spa yesterday and it was beautiful. Very few people are there now, especially if I can get there before eleven in the morning.
The flowers in my garden like all this sunshine and many of them are blooming. I even have a couple of ripe papayas from the papaya tree.
My mind is blank this morning. Having a blog is a bit like having something that is alive. If I don't feed it from time to time then it will die. So here I am, feeding it. I believe that most of my readers are not in Mexico. They are in the United States or Canada. My theory is that they have either been here and enjoyed it or they want to come for a visit or retire here. They like seeing photos of places they have been to or want to go to and they like
reading about the ins and outs of living here. That is why I am continuing to write about my experiences with IMSS. Before I got involved with the
system I had a lot of questions about it. I would have greatly appreciated hearing about another person's experiences with using it.
The other day I met a woman through another woman friend. She said, "When I lived in the States I read your blog all the time but now that I live here and can enjoy the places in your photos for myself I don't read it anymore."
That pretty much sums up my readers. I have met many people who have moved here partly because of this blog. I hope they aren't disappointed or angry at me for that encouragement. I am mostly happy here, unless I am dealing with IMSS. (FORBEARANCE)
Olive is sitting beside me, watching me type. Chico is still sleeping on the chair. The day is getting underway so I will close this out. Just one more thing, I want to thank people for continuing to read my blog. That is a gift to me.