"Write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."--Ralph Waldo Emerson
These words came off of a perpetual calendar that I have had for maybe ten years--and I still find some golden ideas that I need to read and cherish at just the right time. If you read my blog from the end of last week, you know I had a tough time with life last week. With the three day weekend, it doesn't seem as if much could have happened to resolve the big ticket problems I had last week. And little did happen to make those problems easier, BUT...
Emerson had this so right!!
The weather was rough today--we had every nasty kind of precipitation and frozen precipitation possible today. HOWEVER, I got to work on my National Boards renewal for over 4 hours--and that was after a good physical therapy session and my afternoon at the pool.
My kids started out this evening with a bunch of quarreling and it was upsetting to observe. HOWEVER, they resolved it in their own creative way and ended the evening laughing and having fun with each other.
My weigh in on Saturday was a couple of days late. HOWEVER, I lost 2.6 pounds in ten days because of careful tracking and exercise.
$$ are tight in our home for this month. HOWEVER, careful shopping allowed me to get a week of healthy food for 8 of us for around $120.00!
My back has been up to its old tricks of aching and spasms. HOWEVER, between my heating pad, the pool, my tens unit and pain meds, and talking to my physical therapist, I have managed the discomfort and have a plan for my future with this big problem.
I think it is wise to consider all of the good ideas from Emerson--We can bring a great attitude to the things life gives out and make the day an amazing one. It isn't always easy and I cannot try to pretend that I am one of those wonderful positive people, but I am working on it. Our reflections of the day can focus on the day in the way we want to remember it rather than the things that got us down. I am going to work on that.
I am glad to have this place to come to though, and share things when they aren't great, HOWEVER your friendship and support through thick and thin makes everything better.