I love the way life works. I love that there are "downs" that make you appreciate the "ups" and people that remind you of the "ups" when it just doesn't seem like they are coming anytime soon.
That has been the very definition of my life the past week or so. I've been stressed and down about work and my husband has worked tirelessly to remind me of the good things my job affords us. I've been worried about a family member and then had the good fortune to be with and laugh with my sisters this weekend. I've been feeling blue about rejections and lack of response on a manuscript and then I had all you lovely people (and a bunch of strangers) propel me to a win on Storybird.com. I've been wrestling with a severe bad listening epidemic in my children (worse than the normal level of not listening) and had some great moments of laughter and fun with those same monkey children. One of my cats did something wildly disgusting (I'll spare you) but he also curls up on my lap in the evenings and calms me with his peacefulness. My car has been in the shop for 7 days, but it means I get more time with my husband as we carpool.
Such is life. Up and down. Good and bad. Frustration and fun. I hope you all have a week that has more up than down. And if it doesn't, allow me to be the one to remind you today that good may be just around the next corner. So, keep your eyes and ears open. Don't ever let the bad stuff blind you to the good.