Ever have a down day? One of those days when you feel like you're in a deep, dark ,dank, damp dump. Perhaps someone made you feel worth less (or even worthless). Perhaps it's stress or a chemical imbalance. Maybe there's no reason at all, It's just one of those days (or months). While it's natural to want to lick your wounds, I find it's helpful to remember the feeling will pass, It may not seem possible in the moment, but it will pass. I then take stock of the things for which I am grateful. Family, friends, talents, passions, occupations, good health and good fortune. Afterwards, I make a mental list of things I like to do when I'm myself. I fancy myself an early bird —of course, I prefer coffee and donuts over catching worms. I like to run by the churning river while the day is still young. I love to smile, hold hands, and laugh out loud. I take pleasure in finding patterns, solving mysteries, learning about discoveries, and writing stories. I enjoy discussing differences, sharing secrets and singing songs. I revel in colorful sunsets and a fresh breeze as it plays with the hair on my extremities. I appreciate going to sleep tired after a good long day. I may not be able to control bad things that come my way, but I can certainly control how I respond. I pick myself up and become the protagonist of my life, not a victim of circumstance. I must say, donuts help... and a nap. Definitely a nap!
P.S. If you're feeling down, don't hesitate to ping me.