pretty damn good

I’m good at a lot of things. And at the top of the list is admitting when I’m at the end of my rope. Ready to throw the towel in. Nearing a cliff.

Friday was one of those days. Nothing went wrong, but everything felt challenging, demeaning or annoying. The frustrating things overpowered the wonderful ones and my patience joined the endangered species list.

But I suppose it’s days like this that build character, by pushing us forward, even when we’d rather have a tantrum.

It’s also on this kind of day that you can be completely turned around by another person’s positivity or circumstances.

In the midst of my pity party, I got an email from my dad that included the excerpt below. This was the perfect reminder that despite the small bumps in the road, life is friggin’ great. Beyond great. It’s incredible, and it’s a privilege to be along for the ride.

“As the world spins further and further out of control, I’ve been reminding myself to pause – at least once every day – to focus and reflect for a minute or two on the now. Regardless of what happens tomorrow, life right now is pretty damn good for me and I believe for you too…”

I love when reminders come at the perfect moment.

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2 thoughts on “pretty damn good

  1. Hi, Jessica! It was surprising to read your post, as Friday was definitely an “off” day for me, as well…and for several other people I encountered/talked to. I just felt down. After a week of almost fall weather, it was really hot and the wind was blowing. I thought maybe it was the negative ions in the air! After spending some time feeling sorry for myself, I was puttering around the house making the bed and suddenly, I, too, realized how great I have it. I have a wonderful husband and four kids who make me proud. I have my health and no real obstacles in my path to keep me from doing what I want to do. What was I thinking? I guess we really do need to practice living in the moment, don’t we? You clearly have a wise father who raised a wise daughter. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your insight. As always, it is a pleasure to visit your blog! I hope you have a wonderful week. Kelli P.S. I loved your pictures of Arizona skies!

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