I woke up this morning and felt like I always do. I was tired and wished 500 times that I could sleep in today. I got ready and walked out of my apartment. It was so cold this morning but also very bright and sunny. I heard birds chirping trite or not, this is true haha and I broke into a smile. It started to feel like my intestines were swelling and my stride got lighter as I was walking. I thought to myself "I am happy right now...like REALLY happy". Then another thought slipped it's way into my mind...I thought "I'm just having a crazy person mood swing and because I've been so down lately, it's more intense than usual". Um....what is wrong with this picture?! Why am I such a jerk to myself? Even if it IS a mood swing, isn't the upside of deep, dark lows the high that we feel when a little of that heartache wears off? What's wrong with enjoying a mood swing for once instead of picking it apart? So today, I am enjoying my mood. I don't care where it came from. I don't care what it means. I don't care if I'm crazy. I'm HAPPY today and it feels awesome. I think that stress, inexplicably vanishing after a few weeks of being pretty blue is worth celebrating, don't you?
I made a simple print with one of my favorite Rumi poems that I think is very fitting for today and by "made", I mean assembled. Picmonkey is awesome.
Also!!! My spirits improved even more when I remembered that today, Emily from Oh Hello, Love! is starting a brand new series and she was gracious enough to allow me to contribute to it! She's collecting heartfelt stories about fleeting but powerful moments of love and connection, she has dubbed it "Radiant" and I can't wait to see more! My story is kicking it off and I couldn't be more grateful and excited! Check it out!!