For the past week I’ve been having some struggles on the business side of life. Something that is out of my control. It’s something that’s been eating at me, but last night I think it finally got to me. I went to bed feeling so much anger + frustration and then of course woke up with the same anger + frustration. These kinds of feelings are not normal for me. I’m usually a very easy-going, go-with-the-flow kind of gal. I usually have the attitude of ‘it is what it is’ as well as ‘there’s a reason for everything.’
But I think it all came to a head and I just couldn’t take it anymore.
Lots of ‘whys’ and ‘I just don’t get its.’
It was my own little contained moment of anger in the darkness of my room and the comfort of my bed, but not the best medicine for trying to get to sleep. Finally I had to turn on Netflix on my iPhone to take my mind off my feelings.
This morning I still had those feelings, but not quite as strong.
Perhaps an anger hangover?
Then I received this sweet message from someone in my email when I opened my computer:
Kerri, I can’t wait for the newest DE class for Silhouette. I love love love your classes! So perfect for my style of learning. I appreciate your gift and I am so glad to learn from you. Besides, it’s coming at a time that I’ll need to be preoccupied – kids going back to school and off to college and all. I get a little ‘down’. So this class will perk me up and give me stuff to look forward to.
It was just what I needed. I get many sweet comments, but this was what I needed…right now…right this morning…when I needed it most. She thinks I’m helping her, but it’s actually she that helped me…in a way she’ll never truly know.
It touched me in a way that brought me back to reality and to know that there is no doubt that I love what I do and that it has purpose.
This is proof that we are all here for each other in this life. Whether it’s work or home, or family, friends or strangers, we can uplift one another in the smallest of ways and make the world–and each other’s lives–better.
Today’s challenge is to be positive. Give someone a compliment or some words of encouragement. Go with your feelings because more than likely, who you are thinking of is the one really needing it.
And now, because I don’t like having a post without a photo, and yesterday I was daydreaming about spending a month in Amsterdam or Paris or both and was actually looking at prices on Airbnb (is that avoidance?), here’s a picture of Amsterdam. A city I didn’t get to spend near enough time in. And this is a photo I took eight years ago and have hanging in my front room :)