Today was one of those busy days where I simply didn't have time to stop and think. I got to work and ran and ran and ran. People to see, emails weren't sending externally, clients were unwell and needed urgent attention, tensions were increased all around. Lunch was a sneaky half packed of raspberry flavoured m&ms I really should have shared, with a banana scoffed down as a second thought. But when life gets like this, you just get through - don't you.
Running, huffing and complaining don't help. Snapping at a colleague is unhelpful also. Stressing about emails - why bother?
What does help? What was my life line today?
Only answering the phone calls coming in if paged to do so. Or during a designated half hour time frame twice during the day.
Eating those m&ms and enjoying them.
Getting a job application in and feeling proud!
Cycling home at a leisurely pace.
Playing netball and whipping our opponents.
Having the fella make a stellar healthy dinner of chicken soft tacos.
Watering my garden, taking time to smell the tomatoes and zucchinis.
Gosh, if only all challenges were so easily solved. If only all days were fixable! But tomorrow is a new day, more work to be done, feeling calm and having space to have another dose of perspective.
Speaking of perspective - what a view? Using a super ap which knits together images to create panoramas, this phone is sunset over the beautiful country side of Scone in rural NSW. We travelled to the area for a friend's wedding, and had the absolute privilege of staying on the bride's family farm overnight. Their property looking out over the hills, the sun was setting and the sky was fluid, mesmerising and seemingly untouchable. What a beautiful end to a day.
Hope your day has ended well, perhaps with a cup of tea (or gin and tonic).