Some days just go by too fast to even think. Work, the house, the housework, the shopping, the doing, the running – it all takes time, energy, and attention until you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel just to find enough energy to put food in your mouth so you have energy to do the next thing. Been there.
Sometimes when that happens you just need to STOP. I mean – really – cut that out. You have a better place in this world than flat-out crazed and exhausted. If you are way beyond overloaded, the world won’t end if you just throw a small load of essentials in the wash and take a nap. And if there’s someone else in your world complaining about that – well, said person can either operate the washer themselves or find something else to chat about. After you wake up.
For the other times, when you aren’t completely exhausted, but you are fed up, RIGHT TO THERE… (Yeah – been there. Often enough that I’ve been asked to pay rent.) Like when you’re stomping around the house because you got cut off in traffic, and then your coffee spilled, and the cap came off a pen in the bottom of your favorite canvas bag, and you got one more email from that one co-worker who has the combination to EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of your buttons… In other words: AAACCKKK!!!
Yeah – that.
Well, the antidote to that is this:
I dare you not to melt.
It doesn’t matter what I’m doing, how crazy things are, how mad I was – the sight of my sweet, contented fur-kids slays it all. My pets ground me and call up every bit of love in my heart. The crazy just disappears. Relief and blessing, all in one.
What is it that calls up love for you? It might be family, or a special group of friends, or the flowers nodding in your garden, or a beautifully hand-crafted gift made just for you. There’s a touchstone that says, “There is enough. It is perfect, right here, right now. This is love.” There is. It is.
That one sweet, perfect moment can be enough to fuel the rest of my day.
Stay tuned for more on the Here’s a Quarter blog next week! As always, your thoughts and comments are always welcome – they are moderated (I know – adulting again), so they may take a little while to appear, but I read them all and appreciate that you were here. Thank you!