a) going to bed
b) doing something on my mile long to do list
But instead I said to myself “maybe you should write” and I am not kidding in that moment tears came to my eyes–HAPPY ONES– because the thought of that – this thing that I always used to do- brought me immense joy. So here I am avoiding life to share with you a little realization I had today.
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are honestly rough for me. Long days with weird breaks and long classes. I mean I don’t hate it, but when you add all the other activities it makes for a lot. All day I pretty much complained. Going from class to home to union to class to lunch to class to dinner to meeting to interview to conference call to now where I just watched Netflix because I was wondering what was going on in Tree Hill, NC (okay yes I started One Tree Hill). I was running from one thing to the other and at one point I even thought to myself “shut up if you were sitting at home bored you would be mad.” #true During my interview tonight I got to talking about Southern and Thankful and I was telling a random story, but when I walked out I had this moment of clarity. I was telling them how important I find it to take the time to stop, look around, and realize how much there is to be thankful for. I mean at least that is what I would find myself doing when I was writing every single day. But after the interview I realized how wrong it was that I had forgotten to do that. It is something really little, but it is so true. One day I will want days like this back and how wrong it was to complain when these are all the things, events, and people that make me thankful.
I am lucky to be living this life, I had just forgotten how to be grateful for it. Don’t forget to take a minute during the day and look around. You’ll be reminded why you are where you are and hopefully a little joy will return to your heart… trust me we can all be thankful for that feeling.
Thank you God for sending me here to this moment. For bringing this joy back to me when I was in such need.
Power through this week people… and trust me a little rekindled joy will really help you. Stay thankful!
Southern and Thankful