Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 16,295: One of Those Days

Some days I cannot muster the motivation to take or dig up a picture and finding the right words feels like slogging through wet cement.

Today is one of those days.

Some days I cannot find my tool belt ... that list of things that I know keeps my train on the tracks.

Today is one of those days.

Some days shaving my legs, loading the dishwasher, making the bed, and/or folding the laundry just ain't gonna happen.

Today is one of those days.

Some days I look at myself in the mirror and feel dismayed at the evidence of aging and stress.

Today is one of those days.

Some days I am unable to give the benefit of the doubt, take the high road, and/or be the bigger person.

Today is one of those days.

Some days I wonder if I will ever figure out how to get my shit together.

Today is one of those days.

But most days I see or hear something that reminds me that I am swimming in miracles.

Today is one of those days.

And most days I remember to return to my breath when the what-ifs run wild and I need to reset.

Today is one of those days.

And most days I don't have to question whether I will eat, have shelter, or receive medical care if I get sick.

Today is one of those days.

And most days I am sent off to work with kisses and best wishes, then welcomed home with wagging tails and open arms.

Today is one of those days.

And most days I know that I have accomplished what was most important ... and that was to love.

Today is one of those days.

And most days I have beloved friends who I can always call and/or write when I'm having one of those days.

Today, thank goodness, is one of those days.

6 comments:

amelia said...

you said this so well- I was having a similar day earlier this week- it' good to be in tune with these various emotions and accept where you are when you are there ((hugs))

katieleigh said...

Oh, Julie. I love this. The good and the bad are so intertwined...and as Anne Shirley says, "tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet."

Love you. xo

Sandra said...

One of those days, huh? As Katie said, luckily you can start again anew tomorrow. Hope today's better.

Jakk said...

Amelia, Katie and Sandra, miss you dearly!

Jen Lee said...

Love this. And love you. So so dearly.

Heather Stanworth said...

I am thrilled to have stumbled across your blog. Love your voice, love your humanness. Thank you for sharing! I'm once again reminded I am not alone.