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Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like you are trying to just survive? Where you feel like if you allow your heart and mind to go where they are drawn that you’ll just spend the time choking back tears and trying different breathing techniques in an effort to calm down? It has been one of those weeks for me. Not every single moment of the week, but definitely much of it.

This morning when I got up I tried to think of a few things to do to bring peace into my day. I took an extra minute or two in the shower, had a cup of coffee while spending a few minutes reading something inspirational and I called my grandmother. Not to talk about anything specific but just to check in as I often do. Then this afternoon rolled around and I felt it necessary to do something else to relax. My little one was napping and I had a few minutes. So I made a cup of tea and decided to write a letter. (Do you remember my post Snail Mail earlier in the year?) I guess I can’t really call it a letter. It was fairly short as it was written on a card. But it was a paper and ink type of note. One I’ll place in my mailbox tomorrow morning, raise the red flag, and two business days later someone will have a surprise in their mailbox. Initially I was thinking how it would be a nice surprise to receive something other than bills in the mailbox, but as I was writing I realized it made me feel good just to sit down and do so. It was peaceful and it was just what I needed to bring an extra touch of comfort to my day.

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.  ~Phyllis Theroux

What do you do when you are in the midst of a difficult day or time in your life? How do you cope? What little things do you do to brighten your day?

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Monday night I met a friend for dinner. It had been awhile and it was good to catch up. One of the things that she was talking about was how her mind just doesn’t work anymore and how multi-tasking is a thing of the past for her. I told her how I was experiencing the same thing often. Fast forward to Tuesday morning. I took out my wallet so that I could fill out my bank slip and what did I find?!? The credit card slip from the restaurant the night before. With the gratuity and my signature! Eek! Obviously I left the wrong one with the waitress! How embarrassing!

I called my friend so that she could get a good laugh and made her aware that indeed she was not the only one without a working mind. I can only imagine what our waitress was thinking of me after we left and the names that were probably thrown my way! I called the restaurant right away and the man on the phone knew just who I was (so obviously I was the only one who made that mistake that night!) The good thing is that our waitress has a nice tip now and is probably feeling better about our visit to her table. The bad thing is that I have officially lost my mind! 😉

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