There are days when I feel like I need some affirmation. Some self encouragement. Because, at the end of the day, I'm the only one who can turn my frown upside-down.
On days like that, I think of this...
And it makes me laugh. Every time.
And I let my mind wander over to here...
And I look at this...
And I melt to a pile of goop...then I pull myself together and smile.
I pull out my tshirt that says, HEROIC in big superhero letters. Or the one from Care.org that says I am Powerful, and put on my favorite jeans, the ones with a stitched up rear from so many squats from the floor to chair with Max.
And I read this...
The Special Mother Poem
and a few quotes...like...
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ‘I’ll try again tomorrow.’”
- Mary Anne Radmacher
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
Hafiz of Persia
"Just think lovely thoughts and they will lift you up in the air." J.M. Barrie from Peter Pan
I sing songs, old hymns to give me strength inside, and take a walk to give me strength physically.
I cook what I want to eat, and leave all the good for me stuff for tomorrow.
I stay up late listening to music that is melancholy, and eat some fruit, to make up for the 'what I want to eat'.
I write a blog to try to clear my head.
And hope I wake up on the right side of the bed in the morning.