What a week!
Nothing terrible is going on in my life. Just the usual.
I have felt like I am wading in deep mud.
Going through the motions.
I felt like I was pushing the river. Lots of effort. No return.
Just one more day and the week is over.
Down for the Count
Yesterday, I took the day off from my 7 A.M. yoga class at the gym. I was so tired.
This morning, I slept in which is unusual for me. Ninety minutes. Quelle horreur!
Ginny, my dog, did not care that breakfast was late or that it was raining when I nudged her out the back door.
She goes with the flow. No yoga or meditation required.
I felt nervous as if I were waiting for the other shoe to drop.
However, the first shoe had not dropped.
I reheated some leftover coffee resisting the urge to crash on my couch and watch “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix.
The continual rain in Portland did not help.
I parked myself at the kitchen counter trying to activate my brain when I found this in an email from the Mayo Clinic.
“Some individuals have opportunities that smooth their path to greatness, but we all can think of legions of people who came from nothing, who seemingly had no options, and yet somehow carved out a life of meaning and connectedness for themselves. There are beacons of hope out there.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
“Some of your genetics determine how you behave, but it’s not the whole story. You have the final word in how your story turns out.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Reading these quotes helped me to get my attitude and my day on track. Yes, I am tired but I am not down for the count.
I need some rest, relaxation and diversion before I get back in the traces.*
Nosing around the Mayo website I found several articles by Dr. Creagan in the Expert Blog posts.
Thank you Dr. Creagan for taking the time to write interesting and helpful articles.
Just what the doctor ordered!
*each of the two side straps, chains, or ropes by which a horse is attached to a vehicle that it is pulling. ` from Google.