Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Reframing my thinking......
Just when I thought my week was hard, I'm reminded by the suffering and heartbreak of others that *THIS* is not hard.
Sure, I might get tired and my legs might hurt a bit and my feet might ache and my head might feel like it's ready to explode and my kitchen might be trashed because I don't have the time or energy to deal with it and I might be disappointed that the girls weekend in Phoenix I was so looking forward to can't happen and I'm frustrated over not being able to please everyone all the time.....
But, I know that I can sooth it all and make it better by rewarding myself with a special piece of jewelry I've been oogling or getting a pedicure or having a glass of wine or dropping by a favorite place for a martini or scheduling a triple date night with some fun couples....
I can make the hard week melt away.
I can take a break from all the work.
I can run away from the messes.
I can always plan another getaway.
Nothing has ended. Nothing has been taken away. My world is still filled with the people I love and who love me. We are healthy. We are living under the same sky. I can fix what needs fixed. And, what I can't fix, I can live with.
I was given a good dose of perspective today.
Two very wonderful, dear people in my life lost their beloved children---unexpectedly and tragically.
Life is good.
Loss of life is hard.
The picture in my frame is filled with life.
God Bless those whose frames are not.....