It’s Friday the 13th but I’m not concerned. I’m not particularly superstitious and I don’t believe in luck, so for me it’s just another day. I’m thrilled the weekend is here because I have been busting my butt working out this week, and I’m ecstatic to sleep in tomorrow. This is one of the signs of getting old, when your weekend plans are centered around sleeping. In addition to completing all of my workouts that I committed to this week, there were some other high points. Check ’em out.
1. Without discussing certain personal details that I’d prefer to keep to myself, I’ve been dealing with some anger in my life lately. It’s been ongoing, and has really been dragging me down. It’s one of those situations that you feel like you’ll never be able to get out of, but fortunately, this week I was finally able to let it go. I’m so grateful to step out from under the clouds and into the sun once again. I know life will always contain dark spots, and I’m grateful that I have the mental capacity and inner strength to continue moving forward when things seem hopeless.
2. My sister in law brought my niece, Grace for a visit this week. If there’s one thing that will always jerk me out of a bad mood, even temporarily, it’s hugging a baby. Babies are so sweet and innocent, and I consciously make an effort to never introduce bad energy to them. They’re busy trying to figure out how to work their hands, they don’t need to deal with my sullenness that stems from adult problems that they don’t even understand. As much as I’m surrounded by children that I love dearly, I’m so grateful to have “one of my own” nearby, and a sister in law who makes family a priority.
3. This was wine club delivery week. ‘Nuff said.
T’was a short list this week, but significant nonetheless. Even finding gratitude for just ONE thing is better than choosing to dwell in a state of despair. I read an article this week about a high school girl who graduated as valedictorian of her class despite being homeless. Think about that the next time you’re having a bad day.
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” -James Allen