Today was a heavy day.
Not a bad day, a HEAVY day. A day when real-life stresses feel overwhelming and seem to physically weigh me down. A day when it seems like jobs are hard, money stinks, nothing is simple, and solutions seem far away or non-existent.
Towards the end of the day, I was making dinner and feeling relieved that the end was in sight. Maybe tomorrow wouldn’t feel so heavy. Then my phone rang: it was my husband, and he had a flat tire.
Heavy just got heavier.
He didn’t have a jack, so we waited for almost three hours for our insurance company to arrive. While waiting, a man pulled up and offered his help. I told him ‘no thanks’, because the insurance company was on their way, but he drove away and came back five minutes later with a jack to fix the tire. We had no wrench, so he drove away AGAIN, came back with a wrench, and changed the tire for us. It was obvious he’d just gotten off work and was headed home for dinner. We thanked him, and as he walked away I told him, “Something good is going to happen to you for doing this for us.”
His reply: “Something good already did happen to me. Two good things. I have a boy and a girl at home. Have a good night.”
And suddenly I felt lighter.
Because it’s true. What really matters on this earth is so simple, but we complicate it, lose sight of it, and let the heaviness set in.
Suddenly I forgot some of the hard stuff, and I remembered the sweet stuff waiting for me back home.
I’ve always noticed that after a heavy day there’s usually some sunshine ahead. My mom used to say, “Things will look better in the morning.”
Tomorrow will be lighter.
CHALLENGE: When things start to feel heavy, try to turn your mind to the best things in your life.