Yesterday was such a great day, and then came today. Sometimes I wonder if the good days set me up for disappointment the next day. I'm sure it's all just my thoughts and my attitude.
Yesterday I had a light day at work and was really able to enjoy my time. Plus I received a couple nice gifts from appreciative clients. Did you know the Friday before Mother's Day is Daycare Provider Appreciation Day? Many people don't so I don't expect gifts. I was pleasantly surprised, and I sure felt appreciated. Can there be anything sweeter than a toddler walking up to you and holding out cash or a flower to you?
And then came today ...
it wasn't so bad, really. Not sure why little things can get me down sometimes. But I was a little late for a meeting this morning, spent too much time at another stop, cut my workout short, then started getting down about the idea of spending the night at home alone (I should just enjoy that time to myself).
Late this afternoon I made two phone calls, neither of which went well. I found myself starting to cry as I sat in my vehicle in the parking lot of the grocery store. I asked myself why I was letting the people on the phone get to me, made myself wipe away my tears, and headed for the store. I hadn't been inside long when I ran into someone I knew. I stood in the produce section talking to her as she vented to me about the tough stuff she's been dealing with this past week or two. Listening to her sort of put things in perspective for me. While I gave her a listening ear and a sympathetic pat on the shoulder, she gave me the gift of realizing my problems weren't all that bad. We parted, and I continued on with my shopping. When I was checking out the casheir asked if I'd like to make a $1 donation to the Children's Miracle Network. I thought of this site, and said yes. I then went to my vehicle and loaded my groceries. And finally I returned not only my own cart but also another extra cart so as to get them out of the lot where they are blocking the parking spaces and threatening to ram into cars. Yes, returning carts can be a gift.
And now I here I am attempting to enjoy my time alone at home :)
It did give me a chance to post a blog :)