It’s Just One of Those Days




They’re testing our building smoke alarms today. Obnoxious, but there is a silver lining.


This morning I woke up having had a fitful night wrestling with crazy dreams. I felt as if I had a block of lead in my belly and I knew this morning wasn’t going to look like a Julie Andrews’ kind of thing.  


Tempted to pull the covers over my head, which by the way is a fine way to cope sometimes, I resisted that urge and grabbed my socks, my pathetic looking yoga pants and a baggy shirt and headed for the kitchen. I didn’t look like Julie Andrews either.


A constant friend and total savior, my morning cup of tea was bound to save the day as it always does. Reaching for those beautiful leaves from India, suddenly I became aware of a deep sadness right where that lead had been. My mind began searching for the answers. Why am I sad? I wasn’t sad yesterday. I have everything I need…friends, family, a beautiful place to live, the most amazing grand kids. Remember, that mind whirring. you’re going to go milk cows with them on Sunday! Forcing gratitude, determined not to have a pity party, and taking the high ground was what I was working so hard to do, and none of it made a dent.


Some mornings are like that. There aren’t always answers to it hiding in that mind of ours. I hate that! And yet, I know that even when we are positive, wonderful, life-giving people, we are also human, imperfect ones who, if we are living our lives fully will feel sad even when the sun is shining on a beautiful Bay. Our job is just to allow it to have it’s moment and trust that soon, we’ll be ready to drop the socks and the baggy clothes in the hamper, brush our non-Julie Andrews teeth, and move slowly into the day.


And surely enough, in between that horrible screech of the fire alarm voice came the music…”Don’t Worry About a Thing”. Here’s to that!

Donna Bailey, MS

Coach, Speaker, Writer and Expert in Dating and Relationships for “Grown-ups”

Donna’s Big Red Chair    510-817-4242 

I work with adventurous romantics who are tired of watching sunsets alone, and ready to do whatever it takes to find that special someone with whom to share this next amazing chapter of their lives!
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