The great thing about being a blogger that is constantly searching for positivity is that I have a storehouse of posts about finding that silver lining. Once again, I have been feeling cranky, and I came across this post from February of 2011. It made me feel so much better that I thought I would share it again with you all.
I’ve been feeling unwell, not sick,
Just cranky, and not quite myself.
Hurt, frustration and fear have welled
Up inside of me, pestering me.
I tried to call upon wellbeing.
I opened my door up wide
And invited her in, cajoled even,
Okay, maybe I insisted she come,
Which is never the most seductive
Way to attract a desired guest.
So I backed off a bit.
I left her well enough alone.
I put extra effort into my
Teaching and grading and did yoga
And read with my kids and
Made comforting stews and banana bread.
Watched American Idol (a guilty pleasure).
Things that I have control over.
Things I know how to do.
Sure enough, she slowly found her
Way back, like a repentant lover.
I have to declare that living
Well is still the best revenge,
Even if really, truly, you’re only
Feeling vengeful against your own fate.
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This post was brought to you by Six Word Friday. One more word of wisdom about living well from my yoga teacher: “Don’t wait until you are dying of thirst to dig a well.”