Y'know, there are just times when the Overwhelm comes for a little visit. When life just feel a little . . . heavy. When friends are struggling, or life's realities just kind of swamp you, or you have to do this-or-that that you'd really prefer not to. (When not being signed in when you really ARE signed in and can't leave comments on friends' blogs is your Last Straw . . . )
That's when I know I need to dig a little deeper.
Turn things around.
Listen to what's already there . . . in my heart.
A gratitude list is usually a good place to start . . .
- the smell of rain in the morning
- a cool breeze through the open window
- a cup of coffee
- dogs at my side
- an old pair of flip flops that perfectly conform to the shape of my feet
And, suddenly, the day seems brighter.
It's those simple things, really, that turn away the Overwhelm.
Digging deeper . . . opens the path for a fresh new day.
(Because, really. How can old flip flops not turn the tide?)
Happy Friday, my friends. It's going to be a good day.