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.