OK

I’m OK; I’m Okay.

December 24th, 2019

Okay (definition)

Exclamation: used to express agreement or acceptance.

Adjective: (of a person) in a satisfactory physical or mental state.

Once a week, I spend some time with the most caring, compassionate, brilliant, clever and wise people I have ever met. They’ve taught (or re-taught) me almost every good thing I know; they make me want to be a better person and, better than that, they show me how.

Every time we meet, at least one of them says something along these carefully learned lines:

At the end of the day, all any of us wants to be is okay.

It’s one of the simplest truths, and it applies to all.

And I think it’s helpful to remember this time of year.

Because what I want for you is impossible. I want your holiday season to be spectacular; I want your every moment to be a brilliant light that you never forget. I want the absolute best of everything for you; I want you to have all of the friends, all of the family, all of the time in the world to live in. I want you to have the most exceptional things; not just “stuff,” but feelings, and relationships, and jobs, and a sense of purpose and meaning.

Because that’s the peak. That is the highest mountaintop, and that is the furthest star. And it is unrealistic as fuck.

So when I think about it, there’s only one thing I really want for you:

I want you to be okay.

If the holidays are hard for you, I hope that you have something or someone in your life that keeps you okay. If 2019 was a bad year for you, I hope that 2020 is okay. If you’ve been vibrating on a low, slow frequency for as long as you can remember, I hope you hear a song that makes you feel okay.

And I constantly hope the same for myself.

I am always on the razor-thin lip of okay. And that’s not to say I’m not; since I tip-toe the line, I can always peek my head over the side of the glass to see where I am fine.

I dedicate myself to feeling less anxious, less lonely and less worthless daily.

And that’s what I wish for you.

P.S. If you think you can’t feel okay?

Try a synonym. ❤

Okay (synonyms)

Agreeable, all right, alright, copacetic, ducky, fine, good, hunky-dory, jake [slang], palatable, satisfactory.

Published by dennisvogen

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