Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One of those days

Yesterday was just "one of those days".  One of those days when one thing leads to another and before you know it you're broken and crying and everything seems just so awful.  And you know it can be fixed.  But you're just not quite sure how that fix is going to happen.  Or when that fix can happen.  And so you cry more in frustration.

At least that's how it went for me yesterday.

And then I stumbled into my room, still crying, felt a little better to see that my UPS packages had arrived, and saw I had a letter on my desk, too.  Mail always makes things a little better.

I opened the letter without even glancing at who it was from.  One of my bestest friends in San Diego and I trade snail mail routinely - just because.  The card was about that size so I just assumed that must be it.  I pulled out the card to see little Escher-like birds on the front and this:

"Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing." - Marcia Wieder

I mustered a small smile, opened the card and started reading.  I realized immediately this card wasn't from California, but from my friend Ashley in the Midwest.  She had written encouragement to me - just because.  She said some incredibly wonderful, kind things, too.

I cried more - just because that's where I was at this point, crying over everything.  But her words were just what I needed to push me to turn what was left of my day around.

I changed my clothes, gathered barn clothes, and headed out to fulfill that little quote.

And my heart sang.

1 comment:

  1. *hugs* And did the G-man cheer you up? Always works for me. Something about that horsey smell.