I don’t how it’s possible, but I can go from feeling life-satisfied and competent one minute … to a total failure the next.
It happens. It’s not reasonable or rational. But it happens.
It happened Monday morning.
All out of nowhere and despite my very best efforts to keep it all together.
“It all” can mean one thing on a Monday and something entirely different on a Thursday … but mostly, “it all” is life and whatever living needs doing that day.
And as much as I can try to get and keep my own ducks in a row, my life intersects with other – important to me – lives … and one phone call can scatter all the ducks to the far corners of the lake.
And that’s exactly what happened Monday morning as I readied myself for the day.
A text. Followed by a Face-time phone call. And my day went left, not right.
Afterwards, all preoccupied with a thousand, thousand thoughts, I packed all my bags … the book bag, the lunch bag, the gym bag … and headed out the door, across the porch, and down the steps.
The icy steps.
After that very first step … I slipped … and my whole body, bags and all, seemed to fly up in the air … and back down again. Hard. On the granite steps.
And I sat there for a minute. Whimpering. Bruised. And feeling a little bit defeated, I think.
I looked around.
Whimpered a bit more.
And stood up.
Sometimes it takes a bit of encouragement to get back up after a fall. Here’s a link to a daily affirmation … Thought for Today … which can be sent right to your inbox. I’ve been receiving their daily emails for years now, and more often than not … the inspiration, motivation, or encouragement offered that day is exactly what I needed to hear.