I don’t think I’m different from anyone else. I have those days that make me feel like pulling my hair out! You know those days! The ones where nothing seems to be going right. I had one of those this morning.
I decided that I’d better get a blog entry written, since it had been awhile. I sat down to my computer. For some reason, I absolutely could not get the beautiful picture you see to your left uploaded. I tried 5 different times, and nothing happened. I finally gave up in frustration.
So I wasn’t going to be able to write my blog right then, but I still had plenty of other things I needed to do. I decided that I had better get some online continuing education classes ordered, so that I would have time to get them all done before time to renew my license. I picked out the classes, and put them in my “shopping cart”, only to find that I was completely unable to log-in to my account to complete the process.
There had been a couple other minor irritations earlier. I won’t go into those now, but those earlier irritations, added to my computer problems, added to a sore back that I’ve been struggling with for a few days, led me to becoming more irritated by the minute. I finally had enough good sense to get my tennis shoes, and head outside for a walk. It was a beautiful morning in Santa Barbara! I started walking down our hill. I heard birds singing in the trees above me, and I felt the warm sun on my cheeks and a soft breeze blowing my hair. I saw beautiful flowers, in an amazing array of colors, all around me. I soon realized that I was breathing easier, and my body was more relaxed. Nature had done its magic to turn the frustrating morning into something I was actually enjoying.
By the time I got back home, I was calm enough to remember that I could call the online company and get the classes ordered. I did that with no further difficulty. Then I sat down to try writing this blog again. I held my breath for just a second as I clicked on the picture. This time, it uploaded immediately. Evidently it was a problem with the blog carrier earlier. My added bonus was that my back also felt better from going for a walk.
Nature had stepped right up to the challenge — once I stepped out my front door into nature! Give it a try someday, when you’re having one of those days! Your stress will begin to evaporate, as you change your focus from your struggles to your blessings. Enjoy!
Until next time,