I am one of those irritating people who tend to ignore my own emotions until they bubble up like lava and pour down the mountainside, causing havoc among the villagers. It's certainly not intentional. I just prefer to focus on problem solving and worry about how I feel about it later. But I've been told that this is not precisely a healthy choice, so I'm trying to do better. In my efforts, I now randomly stop and take stock of what I'm doing and how I feel about it.
I have noticed that I have many "best" parts of my day.
My first "best" time is when I wake up before everyone else. The whole house is silent, in anticipation of the day. There's no sound of computers or gaming systems or environmentally friendly lights. It's as if the entire world is asleep. I like to walk down the stairs in the dark to prolong the quiet, even if our dog Maisy pummels down the stairs as if her butt is on fire. I open the back door to let her out. Then the lights are turned on...and so is the coffee maker.
My next "best" time of the day is when I pick up my son from school. When my sweet boy walks into the office and sees me--that smile! Everyone on the planet should have someone smile at them like that. Melts away any bad mood I might have left over from the work day. We walk to the car, Zane chattering away about his day, and head for home.
My third "best" time of my day is when my husband walks through the door. That means that all of my family is in the house, and I can breathe easier. The cats might be annoying each other and the dog might possibly be trying to sneak into the garbage, but the people closest to my heart are nearby. Everyone is where they should be, and all is right with the world.
And my last "best" time of my day? Right before I fall asleep. The house is dark and quiet. The dog is curled up at my feet. My husband and my son are asleep, and it's just me. That's when I count my blessings, say "thank you" to the heavens, and drift off.
Until at least two or three in the morning, when I usually have to get up and pee.
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