One of those days

Sometimes things happen, you feel all sad and sappy and sorry for yourself, and you just want to go into hiding … away from places, problems and other people’s opinions. You’ve had enough, you feel the sting of bitterness and you know you need to get over it. You go undercover … but you can’t stay there for long.

Eventually you have to pop your head out of the hidey hole and make nice.

Sometimes you even have to go out on a limb. That may mean that you hang on for dear life, but still. You must get up, get over it and go for it.

And it’s ok if you had one of those days when you stayed in your pajamas, curled up in your fuzzy blanket and watched Pride & Prejudice for the umpteenth time. Sometimes solitude is good for the soul. It soothes the stings and rough edges.

Some days are made to be “mental health” days. Eventually, though, you have to hop up and join the rest of the world. There’s no rest for the wicked weary, you know.

And when you surface … when you finally get dressed and brush your hair and decide it’s time to put on your big girl panties and join the rest of the family, you can smile and feel satisfied because what could be better than birthday cake? And if the cake is because someone else is turning another year older, even better.

Happy birthday, brother. Man, you’re gettin’ old! Just kidding.


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    Nashville March 25, 2012 (8:47 pm)

    Aahhh…sigh of relief…when I first read the title and saw the picture of Freckles I was so scared you ran over the dog! Very glad you didn’t! LOL 😉

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      Farmgirl March 25, 2012 (8:50 pm)

      That happened ONE time. Now you’ve reminded me and I’m going to have to go have another mental health day to get over THAT again. Thanks a lot! lol Just kidding. No … Freckles is just fine. 🙂

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    Amy March 26, 2012 (11:03 pm)

    Ah….I have had several “Mental health” days lately…ugh ….when I read your post about the chicks and then the next about the family even with the down moments we all have ..then “pull yourself up by the boot straps” moments….I thought of “It’s a Beautiful Life”….. and it truly is ! Thank you for wonderful blog and reminders!

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    Blessings! March 27, 2012 (10:03 am)

    I love this entry, maybe because of the pictures but I believe it’s because all of us have these types of days you described and it’s hard to get up…without the Father I wonder how long I could really stay in these types of days. When if feels like the only people on my side in this world are the Father, my beloved best friend and husband, and our two growing blessings it’s hard to step back out just to have mud slug at you time and time again for choosing to walk in the light and not like everyone else you meet. Any ways, thanks for posting this I appriciate it. Sinerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!