Yep…I figured it out. I am addicted to sunshine. Not in a slathering-baby-oil-on-my-body kind of way, but in a true-oh-my-gosh-it-makes-me-feel-warm-and-fuzzy-on-the-inside kind of way!
Yesterday I found myself struggling to understand my unexplainable lethargy. I wasn’t sure WHY I was so crabby, but you can bet I was. I really wanted to lie down on my bed all day. Those feelings are especially annoying when there isn’t a ’cause’. I really don’t have anything to complain about. I have 2 beautiful, healthy children. I love my husband. I have supportive, inspiring friends. I have a roof over my head and food on our table. I love the work I do to inspire moms. And, in the midst of my crabbiness, I kept reminding myself of all the goodness in my life. And, yet…the crabby wouldn’t go away.
A very wise friend suggested I relax and allow myself to feel the tired and crabby emotions I couldn’t seem to avoid. So, I did.
And today dawned bright and sunny. I feel energized. I feel peaceful. I feel motivated. I am happy.
Crazy that it can be so simple. Amazing that I feel like a different person. Silly to feel so connected to something so basic. But there it is.
I am waiting with baited breath for the temperatures to start their upward climb, but until that starts, I will settle for a little sunshine. I will let my addiction be known. I will smile as I say, “Sunshine, you have made my day!”
Thank you, Sunshine, for bringing me simple joy…for making me feel like a better Mommy and woman.
I am going to seek out all of the simple things in life that bring me this same level of peace and joy!