The sunrise was beautiful and jet trails scribbled their journey across the horizon as I haphazardly dumped all my work gear on the driveway to search for my keys.
I have a certain routine, and usually place all of my work stuff in one place, and place my ID badge, keys, belt and work phone all in my “go” bag. And my uniform and shoes are laid out. Lunch is a cinch because I have in mind what I am taking.
But this morning, I woke up and all morning felt like I just could not get one thing right lol.
Couldn’t find just basic stuff. Had my quiet time before work, but this morning I sat in the living room, snuggled with my coffee and stared like a bug eyed squirrel into open space as the sun came up.
Sweetness, the coffee finally kicked in and I thought hey I got this day handled forthwith.
Seize the day, they say. It will be fun, they say.
I dropped things I was holding. (My peanut butter crackers wrapper in the elevator. Thanks to the kind soul who retrieved it for me.)
Have you been there? The one day out of a thousand where it seems like you cannot get it together.
Later in the day, I met a sweet lady who makes teddy bears. She is known as the “teddy bear boss” in her teddy bear making group. How adorable is that? How she chooses to spend her time, helping others.
And all of a sudden, my day got better.
You might wonder why I chose peppermint candy canes as the photo for this blog today.
Peppermint is a smell that soothes me when my nerves are frazzled. Just being real here. Everyone has a frazzled day or two here and there, and mine was fuzzy indeed.
So I thought the visual of candy canes might do the trick.
Aromatherapy, they say.
My day got a lot better and I thought about various things going through my head. And how there is nothing wrong with hope and positivity, and how healthy that is, even, to pursue such things. How it is good to encourage yourself and believe in yourself and also to believe in God and His power to hold you when you feel like all the crackers are crumbling, even if they really are not.
Side note here. Someone said there was some sort of solar flare or solar storm.
Well there you go.
The keys buried in the bottom of my bag seemed almost relieved to be rescued thereof.
Tomorrow is Tuesday, and I have already decided it shall be a Happy Tuesday. How shall we celebrate just being alive?
Let me know what you do to celebrate your ordinary day tomorrow.
Maybe by all of us sharing a little light, the world will be a brighter place.