All is Good
A few days ago, the weather warmed up considerably and I scrambled outside for a walk in the sunshine without a coat or jacket. The spring-like day quickly faded to a wintry rainy storm by nightfall and now I'm back with the winter days. The warmth was refreshing, hinting of days to come. Can you feel the change in the days?
The daylight is lasting longer, the sun when it does peek out, feels warmer at a different angle. I've announced I'm a winter lover on this space, but maybe I am a lover of all seasons as they emerge.
My stress levels were high this week. My husband's work stress seeped into my brain and I absorbed it as my own stress. The beginning of the week was just awful. Maybe these animals pick up on the negative state of mind and misbehave more.
Thank goodness yesterday was a stellar day. I babysat, decompressed while watching Disney Jr and chatting with a toddler that is emerging with two word sentences (yay!). My duties were welcomingly simple. Play with her, feed her and tire her out. Yep, did it all with success.
My arrival at home in the afternoon was greeted by Holly and Frodo, who both decided to tone down their dynamics. I sat and knitted relishing the peace. My husband's work stress lessened after a few meetings as well. All is good!
Part of savoring contentment is after the crazy ride of perceived stress or making impossible choices. The older I get the more I recognize the fact that whatever is stressing me out isn't forever. It has a beginning and an end. Sometimes I am in control of the length of time and sometimes I am not. My reaction is where I need to improve.
I'm thankful for my sister and my children who listen to my complaining. I'm grateful for my dog groomer/trainer who says 'sounds like they are making great progress' whenever I relay the Frodo/Holly antics and feel like a failure.
I take life too seriously.
So after a rough week, lots of dog training and wasteful worrying. I have a photo from last night where both pets were willing to give up the drama and exist in harmony for over a half hour. This half hour was perfection.
All is good.