The Best Days of Our Lives
Good Morning, Sweet Friends.
It’s December, and I’ve sprained my writing muscle. My brain is crampy. I’m listening to Stan Getz and looking at our Christmas Tree, and writing utter garbage.
Even though nothing is flowing smoothly this morning, I wanted to share something with you that keeps occurring to me, and I think there is value in it. I’ve crumbled all of my other attempts, visual paper all over the floor. Today is blog day, and what always comes when I let it is that I am able to speak my truth.
When I was younger, I could wake up “off” like I did this morning. Pissed off, even with my beautiful little tree, the music, and my boys and four footers. Well, truthfully, the whole picture is my dogs won’t let me move across the room without herding me into a corner. My cat yowls like the hurricane winds on the Wreck of the Hesperus. The kitchen counters are covered with dishes, the boys are playing video games, everyone is too loud, everything is too sticky. And dammit, even though it’s Sunday and I love to teach more than anything, I would rather stay home than leave my sticky, noisy little nest, even though it’s bugging me.
So, back to when I was younger, I would feel entitled to wrap myself around my mood, my irritation for an entire day and everyone else could bugger off.
I was having a “BAD DAY”. I was in a “BAD MOOD”.
But my thinking on that has changed. We don’t have time for that. Young or old, we need to remember; right now, we could very well be living the best days of our lives.
We shouldn’t consider a day spent in a BAD MOOD as a luxury. It’s not, it’s a waste of time.
How we feel is how we feel, but we are in charge of how we will mange our feelings. Our feelings are not who we are. They are just that, feelings.
Our Bad mood is not real. Our bad mood is not us.
Ain’t nobody got time for that.
Today’s Mantra is:
These are the best days of my life, and I will pay attention.
These are the best days of my life, and I am present.
These are the best days of my life, and I am alive.
Make today a great one.
Photo Credit: Death to The Stock.