Wednesday, November 9, 2016

We're Tired

I think we're all tired. Soul tired. I know I am. I can feel it on the street when I'm driving. I see it on the faces of the people in Trader Joe's. I got in an elevator today at the doctor's office and forgot to pick a floor and went for a pointless ride. My parking job was ridiculous. Tired.

I wish for you some deep breaths - in through your nose, out through your mouth.

Perhaps you could sneak a nap or get into bed twenty minutes early tonight.

How about another glass of water?

You could take a walk near a fountain.

Or light a candle and say a little prayer.

Eat something green. (The leftover Halloween Starbursts don't count.)

Read a few pages of that book waiting for you on your nightstand.

When's the last time you touched your toes?

Silently bless the people in line behind you at Rite-Aid.

Lay down on the floor next to your pet and hang out. That's always good.

Wear your favorite piece of clothing. All week, if you want.

Before you leave the house in the morning, get motivated by listening to your boxing entrance song. If you don't have one, now's the time to pick one. Mine's Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. 

A nice piece of dark chocolate is a good idea too.

When you get in the elevator, don't forget to pick a floor.

Another breath. Right now. In through your nose, out through your mouth.


  1. Thanks for cosigning me getting up to eat some dark chocolate. Love you.

  2. Thank you for this. xx

  3. Fabulous advice....I found myself constantly forgetting what I was doing or intending to yesterday. You are so right that we are soul tired.

  4. Thanks for the reminder. Breathing and chocolate are quite essential. Hugs to you.

  5. I love this. (Excellent boxing song, by the way.) On your next elevator ride, please come to my floor.

  6. "Eat something green. (The leftover Halloween Starbursts don't count.)" - we will have to agree to disagree. Starbursts ALWAYS count. :)

  7. Long time reader, 1st time poster. Sometimes adversity pulls us all together, you are not alone. I realize I need a boxing song!

  8. This is just what I needed Lisa. Thank you. My boxing entrance song is "London Calling". 😎

  9. Will you come and read this to me in person? Thanks.

  10. You had me at dark chocolate, thank you!

  11. I need to borrow your dog. And your floor.