I love having the time and opportunity to reflect on my day. It gives me the moments of introspection I need to realize the reasons I have to be thankful.It also gives me the understanding of the things I need to work on.
Today was one of those days where we were stuck inside due to the amount of rain falling. There was no hiking and no reason to go shopping. Today, was a day meant to rest and recharge. I did a fair amount of writing, I did some reading, I enjoyed a few online videos. It was quiet, gentle, easy.
There were moments when I realized my thoughts were wandering to places they shouldn’t, but rather than chastise myself, I considered why they would be going there. I considered how I should react to those thoughts and what I could learn from them. Were those thoughts worthy of spending my time on or was it merely a spinning of wheels going nowhere ? The fact that I had already written twice today on blue moods, I had already set a control board in place lined with switches for stopping or clarifying thoughts. The thoughts trying to slip in, were then stored in their perspective slots.
I did watch the final thirty or so laps of the Charlotte race. Spoiler, my guy Chase won. Today’s race was good, but not as much fun as watching yesterday’s race that was run in the rain. The rain and pooling water adding a whole different level of challenges to the drivers. With my son sitting in here with me adding a measure of comfort and camaraderie as we enjoyed the race together.
Currently, after a day of in and out, my two dogs Bella and Molly are stretched out on the floor. Their canine company a comfort. Their love and trust of and for us humbling in the very least. Their protection of us, another showing of that love. Another reason to put aside any wrong moods and seek the sunlight even in a rainy day.
It does bother me that I didn’t get any walking in today. If I had gone outside, it would have been more like swimming and since I don’t know how, I stayed right here. Tomorrow is another day.
Inside, it is warm, it is dry, it is peaceful. Outside the windows the world is dark. Inside, the house is brightly lit and welcoming. All of the thoughts of the day settling into an even, peaceful calm. It could easily have been a day where the sadness took over and like an emotional terrorist, burned every step forward I have made. Instead, all of the writing, all of the distractions, all of the inner strength that I have made great strides toward gaining kept that from happening. I can say with all confidence that even with the rain, it was a grand day. All in all, thanks to this and all of my many obvious blessings, I am content.