Tuesday, April 16, 2013

7 Little Things That Eased My Mind Today

 Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

Days like we had today just deflate me emotionally. They bum me out. They put me in a bad mood. They often make it hard to focus on work. I mean just- what the what? Life is so unbelievably precious and fleeting. To think that anyone is robbed of it due to someone else's convoluted justifications is overwhelmingly tragic.

But I know I'm preaching to the choir. I know these events bum you all out too. 

So on days like today, I find it helps to notice a few things that soften the blow of a Hard, Feel Sad & Helpless day:
1.  Moms: I took PTO to help my Mom out with something for a couple hours. And just like old times, she sent me off after with a sack lunch. So precious I could just cry.
2. The Onion. It's always on point- especially about the mindset of "Beliebers".

Coffee in the morning | Tea in the evening. Comfort drinks allllll day every day (and think of all the calories being burned with my pee breaks every 20 seconds).

4. My Lucy & Ricki desk calendar: neverending source of joy.
5. The peace and quiet. After ensuring that we heard the latest news on the incident this evening, I asked that we turn the TV off and just have a quiet night of reflection and chatting. It felt nice. I mean really- radio? Who needs a radio?

6. Mister Rogers: Every time he resurfaces I'm beside myself with his kindness.
And finally...

7. Keep Calm & Carry On: The famous quote that you see every.single.damn.place.you.go, including my Living Room... 
My Living Room on Left, My New Motto on Right
But real talk: I understand why everyone likes the message- and I strive to follow it as much as I can shortly after an event such as this. Because to do anything else would mean you let them win.

Wishing you no worries for the rest of your days!


Pat Hatt said...

No worries for the rest of my days, that be nice, can live with Hakuna Matata, and a cat statue too, look at you. Hope your sacked lunch was good.

Sam said...

This is a great post! I hope you don't mind but I might borrow #6 from you today.


JW | PEONY said...

This list is seriously gold and I thank you for sharing it!

A few things:
+Moms are full of so much comfort!

+I never knew Mr. Roger's first name was Fred

+Fun Fact: The English issued the slogan "keep calm and carry on" to the people at the beginning of the second world war. Nowadays, yes, it's everywhere (my bathroom included), but it's times like these that those words were intended for! My heart goes out to Boston.

June said...

That's a great post! I had an awful day yesterday so this is pretty comforting

Kara said...

Ugh Monday was the worst. I heard the news while teaching a parenting class and we shared the news with a few moms who were with us and we all hated society for a few minutes together. I'm happy to see positivity on your blog as usual - it's a nice thing to count on :)

Kisti Belle said...

I just saw this post (while blog browsing on a friday evening, it's an exciting life i tell you!) and I hope you're feeling better!

p.s. moms are simply the best.