photo via Courtney Justus
Ever have one of those days that from the minute you make a coherent thought, you realize you are going to be playing catch up all.day.long.
That was me today.
- 6.05 AM was the time this morning that I actually looked at my alarm and realized it was late.
- 6:55 AM I realized I needed to be in my car but was still applying mascara.
- 7:01 AM Good Morning America was on the kitchen t.v. when I flew through the kitchen to grab my breakfast + coffee and barely utter two words to the two loving boys who see me off in the morning.
- 7:03 AM I pulled half way out of the garage. Put my car in park. Flew back through the house and changed my heels for flat sole wedges and ran back out the door (again without uttering one word)...all because the well needed rain "flooded" our back yard causing my pointy-toe black stilettos to sink deep into the mud on my way to the car. I decided shoes were not a battle I was going to fight. Not today.
- 7:20ish AM when I came to a complete stop causing my raisin English muffin with cream cheese spread to fly off my coffee cup proceeding to pick up dirt and debré from the floor mat where it landed. Face down.
Yes. It was that kind of morning.
Luckily, I have a job where I work with wonderful people.
As I rushed to get my key in the school door (the first bell was ringing) I glanced up and noticed my sweet friend and co-worker kindly turning on my classroom lights and propping the door open for my first period students to walk in.
And I took a deep breath, felt very silly, and realized ...
How blessed I am. How there are so many other real & valid reasons to have a bad day. How much I took for granted in just a few minutes flying out the door this morning. How I am the master of my day. And that I am in charge of having a good day. So cliche, but so very true.
And the day got better.
- funny (sometimes hilarious) conversations with my students,
- listening to my students voice their excitement over our new project,
- awesome co-workers coming by to chat in between passing periods,
- clearing off my desk a bit,
- crossing a few things off my to-do list,
- watercolors during the last period of the day,
- coming home to a husband who accepts my apology,
- snapping my photo of the day before 11:59 PM...
drawing highly inspired by Lori Vliegen. Items drawn from bon appétit magazine.
The list continued today.
Sometimes I think obstacles are put in front of me to challenge me to do the right thing. To make the choice to accept and roll with it - or let it determine the rest of my day. Some days I fail miserably...
and then today, oh Tuesday, it turned out to be a pretty good day.
...and in case you are wondering, yes!
yes, I ate the muffin off my car floor board.
5 second rule gauged it clean enough.