I will surprisingly admit that I have loved our gloomy mornings. The sun coming out in the afternoon has been perfect. I’ve been enjoying it because I know that it is typically the precursor to everything I love seasonally. BUT when I saw that rain was in the forecast for later this week I felt offended. HA! This is supposed to be MAY GRAY. You know, that “California season” that happens right before our other season, JUNE GLOOM, and leads into the best season of the year … SUMMER. Rain has no part in this process. None. Zip. Zilch.
Well, I hope you all have a day where RAIN, RAIN, GOES AWAY!!!
Good Morning World! Today I have JOY in my heart. More than usual! I feel so much relief now that Reese’s surgery is over. I already see positive changes in her! My son, George, is home from college for Spring Break. This is ALWAYS good! And despite a little rain coming on Wednesday the weather here is absolutely GORGEOUS. My heart is SO FULL!
Well, I hope you all have a HAPPY DAY!!!
It’s raining here again today. I think most of Southern California doesn’t to know what to make of it at this point, HA! I can’t remember a time when we had this much rain. And trust me, a lot of people out there on the road are NOT handling it well. We headed out early today and I can’t even begin to count the times that I thought to myself WHAT THE HECK (and screamed it a few times too!). It was treacherous at times! And I was almost sideswiped three separate times today. THREE.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you STAY IN YOUR LANE!!!
I was absolutely freezing this morning. We had a pretty cold rain for us. We were in the 30s where I live and that is really unusual. But not as unusual as it was to be snowing in parts of Southern California like it did! Weather craziness! Anyway, my life long avoidance of the cold had me prepared. I was wearing a shirt with a sweatshirt over it, a scarf, a jacket and boots with socks. I was PREPARED!
Until I went and got a manicure and pedicure.
It never occurred to me that I wasn’t going to be able to put my boots back on for a while. And I had errands to run! So there I was dressed from head to toe for epic winter weather … wearing flip flops. What could people have been thinking?!?!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look (wardrobe) confused!!!
If you know me, you know that I hate running in the rain. It goes back to what I have written about before. I spend most of my days preparing to be cold or trying to avoid it altogether. HA! We have had an unusual amount of rain here lately. Today’s forecast was rain again. But I needed to get a run in. I guess if there is one thing that I hate more than running in the rain, it’s running on a treadmill. So I did everything in my power to avoid both this morning. I watched my weather app and the skies like a hawk. The second I thought I could run without being rained on I took off. I don’t know how I planned it so well, but just as I finished my run it started to sprinkle again. Rain followed. PHEW!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you have perfect timing!!!
My chores were done yesterday. I got a good night of sleep. I woke to beautiful blue skies. And EVERYONE here is healthy. If that doesn’t motivate me, nothing will. My mood has lifted. After last week, I feel renewed. Restored. Ready. I am grateful to be worry-free. Well, at least for the moment. This kind of energy feels INCREDIBLE after the despair I felt last week. It was dark. I felt our skies agreed. We had more rain falling than I had seen in years. I honestly felt like I was in a pit deep with fear. When your child is sick you feel so helpless. And that feels horrible. But Reese is fine now. GOD IS SO GOOD. And I have climbed out of that hole. I am back standing in the light. And I am THANKFUL. So, so THANKFUL.
During yoga this morning, I stretched my body taller and reached high into the sky so that I could physically take in as much of this day as I could. I have taken so many deep breathes today. In relief and to absorb this easiness of this day into my soul. I don’t want to waste one moment of how I feel. The weightlessness of this day is a gift and I will treat it as such. I choose to be present. To balance. To enjoy. To serve others. To love. To chase my dreams. And to bravely wear my purpose. To me, THIS is living my best life with all that God has given me. I don’t have to, I want to. I choose embrace this day and to be open to all that it brings me.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you rise!!!
I DID NOT wake up before my alarm this morning. I was SO tired. I DID NOT want to run. My legs felt like LEAD. They were literally DRAGGING. My back hurt and so did my shin. OUCH. I was COLD. It also started sprinkling. And then the wind kicked up. That’s when I AM COLD turned into I AM FREEZING TO DEATH. At no point this morning was I feeling like I GOT THIS. It was more like I DEFINITELY DON’T GOT THIS. But, you do what you gotta do.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you do it anyway!!!