Thursday, October 7, 2010

Today was one of those days...

one of those awful days. 

I don't want to go into the details, but it was one of the worst days I've had in months.
I tried really really really hard to make it the best day I could,
but I felt like I just couldn't.

Don't you hate those days? I sure do.

I got home. I collapsed on the couch in tears. Gideon hugged me, and told me that he loved me. Then, he  handed me a package I got in the mail, and said hopefully,
"Maybe this will make you feel better?"

Oh mail, how I love thee.

Oh special mail, how I ever love thee.

notice the adorable sticker was on the back...

And when I opened it up, this is what I found inside:

I don't know if I told you guys that I won a blog give away for an
 8x10 print from this darling photographer's etsy shop.

it arrived today
(here's a better look at the photograph)

Isn't it the sweetest thing you've ever seen? 
I can't wait to put it in the most adorable frame I can find, 
and then showcase it in my home forever.

When I opened my little photograph, I felt like my day had made a total comeback. It suddenly didn't matter that I had failed at just about everything I had attempted do accomplish.I felt chipper and cheerful as ever (even though I still had wet eyes and pink cheeks).

Lesson learned? 


It's important to be the master of your emotions; 
to not be dependent on others for happiness.
You have got to be in control, because ultimately, 
it's always up to you 
to make the choice be happy.



But then again, I believe there are some days when it's ok to make a small exception.
It's ok to let someone hug you, or remind you that you are loved 
or to be touched by the coolest blog give away ever that happened to arrive
 on a day when you really needed a little extra boost.


Today I tried my hardest to control my emotions, I tried to 
make it 
a great day.

And I felt like I just couldn't do it. 

But with the help from those around me,
my grumpy day turned out to be sweeter than sugar.
(literally- the ice cream gideon ended up surprising me 
with has got to be 99% high concentrate delightful sugar)

what a happy thursday.

4 comments:

  1. That is an adorable print, I can't wait to see it framed!

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  2. I really love that picture! totally reminds me of you. Gideon is so sweet to you! Husbands are the BEST

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  3. loved this post. couldnt agree more, so so true! ice cream always helps too :) and i love that photo, it will be fun to start up etsy!

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  4. I have had days sour on me, too - it sucks. And just like you said, you can't FORCE yourself into a better mood without friends.

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