We all have them. Days when we don’t want to get out of bed, days when the smallest thing will set us off in yet another round of tears or tantrums, days when nothing goes our way and it seems like we’re making no progress. And it’s during those days that we have to remember the happy days, where the world was our oyster and life was this wonderful promise waiting to be fulfilled.
Yesterday I had a very sad day. I was missing my family (they moved overseas 3 weeks ago and I won’t see them until November or December!) and everything reminded me of them and I did a lot of crying. I just could not get out of the slump of sadness. And that was okay. I am allowed to miss my family and I am allowed to have sad days. But, I don’t want to have sad weeks. One day is enough for me.
This morning I slept in. I was tired after a night of tears and indecision. But when I eventually got out of bed, I set about making today a better day. I got dressed, did my hair up like a woodland fairy, ate a hearty breakfast (Sweet Potato Hummus with BBQ sauce on toast) and tidied my room. I took a quick peek at Gala Darling’s list of 100 Things To Do When You’re Upset, because just reading that list puts a smile on my face! Then I put on a CD that my mum used to play while we were driving and my brothers used to sing along to (Jack Johnson anyone?), unrolled my coloured fairy lights and turned my bed into a fairy cave. It’s staying that way too. I hung my Tibetan Prayer Flags over my work space and cleared up my creative space. I ate nori rolls with cashew cheese inside them for lunch. I read through my “Great Reading” list on my google reader (which I’ll have to share with you guys another day!) I put a bottle of Fairy Dust right above where my computer sits. I washed and folded all my dirty clothes. I sang along with Jack Johnson, loudly and out-of-tune.
And now? I’m feeling much better! I still miss my family, yes, but I know it’s not the end of the world. And I will see them again. And I love them. And I know that they love me and miss me too. And that’s enough for today.