Not every day can be a good day.
Despite your best intentions, sometimes life is just a bummer. Whether it’s something big that comes at you like a freight train, or a lot of little things that slowly add up and bring you down, it can be hard to keep finding the bright side. Even when you look around, knowing you have so much to be happy about, you refuse to acknowledge it. Not now. Let me feel bad. Sometimes you want to feel sorry for yourself or wallow in your own boo-hoos. You give in to the weight of your world, the quicksand that makes you want to crawl back in bed and stay there until it all goes away.
I’ve certainly seen my share of heartache. Not the ‘my boyfriend broke up with me’ or ‘I maxed out my credit card’ type of stressful sadness- though I’ve been there plenty of times, too. I’m talking about things that someone shouldn’t go through. I pray I don’t feel that low in my lifetime again.
When I think about those times, not so long ago, my life today is a fairy tale. A true modern day fairy tale. I know that. It doesn’t mean I don’t have stay-in-bed days. They are rare, but they still pay me a visit from time to time. Each person’s life is different. It’s all relative!
I feel a bit blue today. Certainly not the ‘quicksand’ variety I talk about above, but an overall cloud has positioned itself over my head. These are the days writing a blog about every day ‘bliss’ becomes challenging. It’s also forcing me to shift my perspective a bit. Sure, not everything is perfect. But it’s still pretty great.
So what am I going to do on a blue Tuesday?
Then I might spend a little time reading a charming book or two by Edward Monkton. Talk about a positive perspective!
I’m going to enjoy my leftovers from last night’s delectable dinner. Chef John made me one of his specialties, a spicy soba noodle, veggie and tofu dish. (I also got my first tofu tutorial!)
I’ll probably soak in some sunshine. A little Vitamin D never hurt anybody.
I’ll take some time to be thankful for my health, family, home, hound, life.
Wow. I feel better already.
What is YOUR favorite way to snap out of a funk?
Can you help me identify this lovely flower? Peony? Ranunculus? Thank you!