Rainy Days and Sunny Afternoons

Rainy days and sunny afternoonsIt’s been an up and down kind of week.  Some rainy days, both in the metaphorical and literal sense.

This week I’ve had a slightly poorly pooch, a very poorly car, a severely bruised bank balance, hot water pipes that have gone on strike and a slight miscommunication at work which left me feeling a little bit bleugh.  None of it is particularly serious.  All of it has been dealt with and is either resolved, being resolved, or I have a plan in place to resolve it.

Everything I can do, I have either done, or will be doing.  I saw a quote somewhere this week (and I wish I could remember where it was, and who it was – sadly I can’t) that I really resonated with.  It started with friends of this person commenting that life seemed to be so easy, and the person replied that she (I remember it was a she) had worked hard at cutting out all the negative drama in her life and at making it as straightforward and easy as she possibly could.  Eliminating all the negativity had the inevitable result of making her life easier and happier.

And I suppose, in my own small way, I’ve done as much of that as I can this week.  I’ve sorted out what I can.  But I’ve still ended up feeling a bit battered and a bit ‘meh’.

Life has a funny way of balancing itself out though – after a week of sorting things out I’ve enjoyed a weekend of family birthday meals, sunny afternoons in the park with a recovered pooch, and catching up on much-needed sleep.  I’ve found some space to recharge, and really enjoyed the simple pleasures of an afternoon in the park and an evening of shooting the breeze over some food and wine.

So I want to ask you, if you’re going through a tough time right now – please keep the faith, remember that it’s not all down, the ups will come – life is a crazy mix of rainy days and sunny afternoons.  Know that your sunny afternoon is just around the corner.

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