Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Days Like These

Many of us girls are well versed in princess movies.  I came home from work the other day to find my sister watching Princess Diaries.  The movie was halfway over but I joined her, wrapped in a blanket and curled up on the couch whilst browsing Pinterest and the Blogging world mindlessly.  I started watching at about the scene here, when Princess Mia looks up, saying, "Was that my fault?" All of her efforts just fell apart, and she's so tired...

It seems that is my life lately.  People know and understand when you say, "Oh, it's just been one of those day." They nod and say to themselves, "Oh, one of those days." They let it go.  But what happens when those days just keep happening?  The dishes break, people get annoyed, the kids cry, stuff is everywhere.  And all the time thinking, "Was that my fault?" -- "Don't cry over spilled milk," it has been said.  "But it's everywhere!!!" I want to say, as I wipe down the floor and table. Again.

So maybe I average 3 cups of tea per day.  But it's oh so lovely and keeps you going through these oh so cold days.  Maybe I don't eat enough, but I'll make another cup of tea, and maybe have another apple to make up for it. 

Some days it's filling journals, taking deep breaths, curling up with a book and hiding.  Some days it's baking then cleaning the kitchen until nothing else can be found to wash because thinking, feeling, just isn't an option -  Scarlett O'haraing it: I'll think of that tomorrow. Trying to eat healthy, or wondering if one can live off donuts and french fries.

Yeah, it hurts.  Keep going.  So pour another cup of tea, take another deep breath.  Snuggle with that kitty and curl up under that fleece blanket.  Check another book out of the library.  Try a new recipe.  Go shopping.  Pull out the old favorite hoodie and wear it everywhere.  Or pull out your best dress and wear it confidently.  Eat Nutella.  And maybe one more cup of tea...

 These days are hard.  But it's gonna be okay.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. -  1 Corinthians 15:58

For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.  Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me. - Psalm 40:12-13

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. - Psalm 73:26

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