This morning I went for a run in the sun. Running in the springtime is one of my most favorite things! I'm so glad I gave myself this time.
I've been in a funk lately. Working on extreme high for all of tax season has completely wiped me out. Good thing there is one week left, and then I am going to petition for an 8 year recovery period. I need at least one massage for every tax return I've processed, so it's going to be a long time before I am remotely sturdy as a human being again.
I know Heavenly Father is watching out for me, though. Because I will have a really melancholy night, and then the next morning, a couple close friends will reach out to me and check in with me. I am so so grateful for friends who are close to the spirit and who freely offer love, in spite of whatever busyness is happening in their own life.
And also, I forgot what else happens inside of a human's brain besides taxes. What else exists in the world? Perhaps someone should mail me a book for a two-year old that goes through easy things and has lots of colors. "Yellow peony. Fat whale." And then I will slowly begin to recall other things. And perhaps, I will stop having nightmares about the Internal Revenue Service. (Do you believe me now regarding what a dire state I'm in?)
So anyway, here are some things that bring me joy:
This blog - Color Me Katie. It is inactive, but I randomly click through it sometimes. So free-willed, colorful, and spontaneous. I love people that are so awake to life!
This quote from another blog I read - Design for Mankind. What a simple piece of wisdom to break free of a personal dumpy place:
I read a story a few years ago, about a teenage girl in a dark season of anger, of acting out, of rebellion. Her father didn’t know what to do, and he sought counsel from a wise and loving friend who said this:
Offer her a bigger story than the one she’s writing herself.
So the dad planned a trip, and they went traveling around the world together. She was no longer angry and sad.
My niece, Cami:
The sunrises out our back window each morning:
Working out in front of the sunrise each morning. I am SO grateful for a body that can work out. Because fitness is the most happy and wonderful thing to me.
Morning love notes from Ryan:
Ryan, again. :)
And, this picture of a bunny: