When life gets dark
and so very shaky
anchor yourself with what light
you can find
to help you get through
until your feet are rooted
and your head connected
free to embrace life fully again.
Lately life has been tough. Real tough. We’ve been systematically and logically figuring out how best to have enough supplies to last us for a good month, ordering and shopping to do so. Yesterday I said no to one of my outlets where I let stress off. I’ve decided no gym until the Coronavirus calms down to lessen my chance of getting it. And in so doing I must come up with something here at home to keep me strong.
I was so exhausted one day between figuring out what all we require in this home to keep everyone and everything running smoothly, taking care of some pretty sick babies, making some huge decisions, and putting in very long hours, I felt myself fold and as if in slow mo, lowered myself down to the kitchen floor. I promptly laid down, passed out, and instantly fell asleep for about one-half hour. I could not put one more foot forward.
Even though that floor is hard and uncomfortable, I did not feel uncomfortable. In fact, when I awoke I felt refreshed. I continued my day, even “making time” for a long walk to stretch my legs, let go of stress, and to drink large gulps of fresh air.
What is getting me through these tough times is focusing on what light I do have around me. No matter how small, how trivial, how minuscule, I’m focusing on it. My Crocuses have been my number one source of light these past few days. All I have to do is look at them and I can feel my spirits lift.
I encourage all of you is these tough times, to find light in your life and focus on that. Let that light anchor you so that you do not dissolve into an emotional mess, break out in panic, or sink in despair. When things turn around, and they always do, you’ll look back and smile, proud of the growth and strength you displayed in a time you did not know how you were going to get to solid ground again.
Be Blessed and stay safe.
Photography/ “Find The Light” /March 2020©AmyRose Photography
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