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Aniki-Moderator's picture

Happy Hump Day, STalkers! What a crazy-busy week. King Pita has been emailing ridiculous stuff daily (you need a permanent vacation, KP!). Temp here is a balmy 37. That's jacket weather! Wink

We haven't had a Women Wednesday in a long time. Some are struggling with SAD, some are simply overwhelmed. Me? I'm furiously making lists to soothe the OCD Beast and maintain a semblance of order.

Do you need a break? I certainly do. One day would be helpful. Just one day of nowhere to go, no job to do... I can do nothing and not feel guilty. We all deserve it. Take a moment. (You male STalkers, too!)


The Mountain

If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead;
If morning brings you sadness
it’s okay to stay in bed.
If the day ahead feels heavy and your plans feel like a curse,
There’s no shame in rearranging,
don’t make yourself feel worse.
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown;
If you haven’t washed your hair for days,
don’t throw away your crown!
A day is not a lifetime.
A rest is not defeat.
Don’t think of it as failure,
Just a quiet, kind retreat.
It’s okay to take a moment
From an anxious, fractured mind.
The world will not stop turning
While you get realigned!
The mountain will still be there
When you want to try again
You can climb it in your own time,
Just love yourself till then!

~Laura Ding-Edwards


Please feel free to share something uplifting.  <3


TheAccidentalSM's picture

Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl

May the road rise up to meet you.  Roughly means may your day be easy & without issues.

TheAccidentalSM's picture

And thanks for your uplifting thoughts today.  *give_rose*

classyNJ's picture

would always say to my Oma when she was having a bad day krummes holz gibt auch gerades feuer - crooked logs also make straight fires. 

Its funny to me, but it always comes out when DH is having a not so good morning. 

Thank you for the poem.  *give_rose*


floralsm's picture

What a lovely poem, thank you! Taking a rest is definitely something I struggle with so thank you for this Smile

Aniki-Moderator's picture

I struggle with it, too, floralsm. I need to schedule a day of No. No work, no phone calls, no texts, no leaving the house, no responsibilities... Definitely a day when DH is working so it carries into the evening. 

Aniki-Moderator's picture

If only, Winterglow! After the shite morning I've had, I need that day more than ever. And a mental margarita...

Shieldmaiden's picture

Oh man. I needed to hear this today. I have already told 2 drivers to cut the attitude today. Another driver took off across country with the wrong load. ARGH>  I am not taking any crap today, but people are tap dancing on my last nerve. Bwahaha!!

But seriously, when I feel like I need cheering up, I try to cheer up someone else -  stranger. Then, when their face lights up it makes me feel better.  

Aniki-Moderator's picture

Ripples, Shieldmaiden. What you put out there can have a Ripple effect and change the day for many. *give_rose*

MissK03's picture

I need a break bad! I have worked 6 day work weeks since Christmas and have 2 more to go! I have not had two days off in a row since the first week of November! I'm off for 5 days in two weeks! Can't come soon enough!