It’s Not A “Pollyanna” Kind of Day

Okay readers, fair warning 🙂 This is another one of those “dear soul, last night I heard you crying posts” I am not always a “Pollyanna” although I do try to find the sunny side of things in ‘all things life’ but some days are just incredibly tough to apply that philosophy to…with yesterday being one of those days. In my blog…dear soul, last night I heard you crying written a couple of years ago, I experienced a really rough night of physical pain because I pushed too hard for too long.

And, so last night I wanted to yell, Oh Monday!, How could you? (My hubby says I need to show the other side of life in my blog because life isn’t always ‘high’, it also comes with ‘lows’)

Yesterday, I found myself experiencing a day like the one two years ago. Since it was Monday, I am blaming it on Mondays because “rainy days and Mondays always get me down…” 🙂 or so the song says!

Video credit goes to You Tube – 12Mulligan

After all, it WAS Monday yesterday and it ended up being one of the toughest pain days…no need to go in to detail…and it felt as if the world sped up as soon as I woke up and when I jumped on I couldn’t get my footing. Things were coming at me so quickly. There were unexpected phone calls and texts, ‘fires’ to put out, pain to manage, heartache, and just plain being needed everywhere. I kept pushing on throughout the day knowing it wasn’t the right way to go. I couldn’t stay focused on one thing as other tasks were demanding my attention and I definitely felt the pressure. I knew I was heading in the wrong direction with each and every move I made. I knew I needed to stop but I didn’t and I kept spiraling downward FAST! And, yet, I stayed in that mode. I had neglected myself, pushed how I felt aside, took care of the most immediate issues and quickly moved on feeling lost and overwhelmed…yes, LOST!

That was my soul saying: ENOUGH! There had been so many hurdles to face on Monday and I wasn’t ready for them. That’s why, at the end of Monday after being blasted by so many things during the day, I basically ‘crashed’ and I lost my sense of purpose.

Do you know what it took for me to come back from that? Just the simple act of someone caring. All it took was someone saying to me ‘how can I make your life easier right now?’ And, that simple question came from my hubby. He took over and I could feel the oxygen coming back into my lungs. I could step back and breathe a little and let someone else ‘take the wheel’. In doing that, I slowed down, managed the pain…both kinds, and by the end of the night, I was even laughing again. Sometimes, I get so caught up in helping, managing, doing, and accomplishing that I forget the most important thing.

So,what is the lesson here?

Lesson Learned: When you see someone having trouble, in pain, or struggling…simply ask, how can I help? and be ready to jump in so they can listen to what their soul is telling them it needs. Sometimes, we forget to slow down and just breathe and it takes the kindness and caring of someone else to get us to look at things differently and do what our soul is telling us to do. We are all in this together ❤

Today, I am thankful for the helpers, thankful for those who jump right in, thankful for all the people in my life, and thankful for the many lessons I learn…especially the ones I learn on Tuesdays 🙂

12 Comments on “It’s Not A “Pollyanna” Kind of Day

  1. Oh Diane … that was so real ..so human just amazing . We forget how human we are and what struggles we all have to deal with whether physically , emotionally , or just life’s trials . I so relate with you I know why the man upstairs 🙂has blessed me with a beautiful real friend . Thank you for being you and showing us that life does have its lows. I’m happy you have such a wonder hubby. . Hugs lady and remember it’s ok to stop , slow down for a bit . You have taught me that lesson 💕🙂

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    • Aw!, Kim💞, thank you for your words. I am so blessed to have you in my life. So thankful for you and yes ma’am, I do think the man upstairs had a hand in all this. Thanks for those reminders, I forget that sometimes😊. And, while I know you and I go through so much, I also know that people without disabilities struggle sometimes as well so I was holy he inspired me to make sure I kept it real😊

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  2. I’m so sorry you’ve been doing it so tough. I think hubby is onto something there with suggesting you post about these difficult, dark days, too. “I kept pushing on throughout the day knowing it wasn’t the right way to go” – I used to do this a lot, I still do but I’m more aware that things won’t fall apart if I just give in for the day and let things go. But reaching out and asking for help? That’s not something I’m good at. I’m glad someone was there when you needed that, and don’t forget your blogging ‘family’ are also here (and we’re more than happy to nag you into taking a break, breathing & stopping pushing yourself so hard!) 😉 Sending hugs your way,
    Caz xxxx

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    • 😊😊😊Caz, you brought a smile to my face today. Thank
      you so much for your sweet words. I, too, am usually much better at recognizing that it’s okay to stop. I think this time around, I just got caught in that pain loop and sunk deeper and deeper. And, I like you, am terrible at asking for help. Used to be that superwoman who did it all😁. And, yes, I will remember this wonderful blogging family. It’s so nice to know we are not alone in it all. I hope
      You have a wonderful and blessed day. Thank you for brightening mine☀️💚☀️

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