Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Rainy Morning...

In Kentucky it's been raining almost everyday for about two weeks.  The lack of sunshine really effects my mood.  I've been struggling lately and this weather is not doing me any favors. We have lots of things going on in this year and it's causing me some anxiety. The following are a few highlights ...

Challenge number one -  our computer completely crashed on Wednesday afternoon.  I mean kaput!  The entire day on Thursday was spent buying new one and reinstalling everything.  Fortunately, we were able to recover all our information but it was not until Sunday night that everything was back in order.  Since I usually do my administrative work for the office on the weekend, I started the week behind on my work. YUCK!

Challenge number two - our business is growing.  This is a great thing but it also presents some major decisions and we don't take these lightly.  We have a deal going that has been in the works for months and it's hopefully coming to fruition this week.

This morning I went to my office and pulled out The Folder.  The one with the cards and notes of encouragement people have sent me.  It's full of letters (collected from loved ones), poems (ripped from magazines) and pictures (torn from magazines) that I've gathered over the years.  I spent some time skimming through these and became inspired by the kind words and beautiful images.  All the hand written notes remind me that I'm appreciated and people care about me.

Sometimes we need to reflect on all the good things that have happened to us in the past and take a moment and be grateful for the gift of relationships.  

If you're feeling the way I am consider pulling out your Folder, or start one of your own.  It only takes a few minutes to collect those treasures, then keep it close at hand.  Life is too short to stay in that low place for long.