Ever have one of those days?
You know...when you've pushed through, and pushed through, put out fires left and right, problem solved after problem solved, head down and barreling through it all just to get something accomplished.
And you've thought all day (or just all morning), I can do this. This is not a problem. I can do it! I AM ELASTI GIRL! IIIII CAAAAAAN SSSSSSTREEEEETTTTCCCCHHHHH!
And then one small thing--
a tiny mishap (like a dead car battery on a Sunday morning--OY!)
or a thoughtless word from someone else --
snaps your elasticity in your face.
And you are left in the state of an old, useless rubber band, and thinking to yourself, Why did I even try? I wouldn't have even wasted my time caring if I had known it would come to this!
I've had a few days like this recently. Adding up to several weeks, actually. I feel like I've been stretched beyond. Way beyond. For others' benefits. For the Greater Good.
And it's all snapped back into my face and I've been left with my extremities dangling like they've been shot up with Novocain, completely numb and lifeless. If only my head felt the same way, then I wouldn't have to feel it.
But I do feel it.
And it's up to me to make the choice to pull myself together and move on.
And that's hard when you're shot up with Novacainian emotions.
So I'm going the easy route. I'm making a list of gifts given to me for the sole purpose of drawing a smile to my face. (again).
Because I really need to smile.
1) sunshine on a cold day
2) four kids in a bathtub
3) Sonic, America's Drive-In's website and their Tater Taunt (don't ask--I don't have an answer for that)
4) the tooth-less grin of my 7 year old
5) a pre-bedtime hug fest between baby brother and his two big sisters
6) a text from my Man
7) mismatched hair bows
8) finding a $5 bill in my coat pocket
9) finding the last piece of gum in my purse
10) playing hooky from my to-do list
11) knowing I am loved no matter how life-less my heart feels
What gifts have you been given that make you smile?
Linking up with Emily at Chatting at the Sky.