Trying Desperately To Breathe...
Life has its ups and downs. Sunny, perfect golden-dappled days that warm the heart and ease the spirit; days that beg for breezy skirts, ice cream, a smile on your face, and a joyful spring in your step.
And then there's days.
Days when you're stretched thin. Pushed beyond limits. Asked to carry too much. Make too many decisions. Be accountable for too much. Make grown-up decisions.
Days where you're uncertain, fearful of judgment, sick and tired of being sick and tired, overloaded with the mental do-to list that constantly lengthens: sweep the kitchen, finish that essay, plan grocery shopping, email that person back, make those important calls, get gas, study, cook three times a day, do wash, make sure you floss, text a reminder about a meeting, Facebook that person back so they don't think you're ignoring them, make it to daily Mass on time (don't forget your veil!), buy a First Communion card, write a thank you note, cook dinner for a friend in need, carve out time to exercise..........
Those kinds of days when you can't possibly remember or do everything you need to - and when you're trying to make the right decision about something important, the tables are overturned on you and you find yourself back at square one.
Sharing this song that sums up those kinds of days perfectly. Right now, I keep telling myself, "It's going to be okay, Grace. Trust God...and keep breathing."
Sounds easy, no? It's a bit harder than you think. ;)
No matter what's going on in your life, take this moment to breathe. It's going to - somehow - be okay.