Monday for the Win
When you’re chronically ill you learn to make the most of ‘good days’. Today didn’t start out well and by rights I should have been dead on my feet, but in spite of restless sleep, a weather system moving in and some really crappy dreams – it was a pretty great day; pain ‘do-able’ and enough energy to not feel like I was sinking in quicksand after running a marathon. Vast improvement over the last few days.
I got in some quality friend time, tackled the first round of ‘fall cleaning’ chores and was inspired to both write something new and work on an on-going creative project. It feels good and with luck, tomorrow will be more of the same.
Why did I decide to write about this tonight? Mostly because when every day is a physical and mental crap-shoot it can be really easy to focus on the negative and not look too closely at the positive.
So, here is an array of Monday’s positives…
- The kid rallied and went to school in spite of still feeling crappy (Ok, that’s not my win per-se but still… a positive).
- Since I’m still worried over her re-occurring rumble-tummy issues I called the doctor – and he can see her this week.
- Tacos happened. Technically one taco and one extra spicy bean burrito, but taco-esque none-the-less.
- I was spontaneously told that I was appreciated – and I believed it (I’m not good at believing positive things about myself, so, win).
- Wrote poetry, worked on novel, and am writing this blog – that’s three rounds of personal writing, which is way more than my goal of one session of personal writing a day.
- Seriously, I cleaned many a thing today AND actually put away the laundry I washed.
- My back is killing me BUT I’m so happy with all I got done today I really don’t care so much AND I am incredibly grateful to have all my needed meds, a warm blanket, a soft rain and a hot cup of chai.
*High Five’s the Day* Good game Monday, good game. See you next week.
Did you have a good Monday? Please feel free to share your positives in the comment section. We can celebrate ‘the good’ together!