Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On the Mend


You know how

when you are really
sick or tired
or busy or frazzled
or broke or on edge
for a really really long time,

you miss the things
you do when you are well?

There are things that you just stop doing

for whatever reason
while you are coping with this stress.

Last week I took a night
and wandered aimlessly around Target,
like you do,
and filled my cart with silly things,
some of which were actually on my shopping list.

And I felt this tug in my soul.

It was very tiny,
but it was a signal.

I was doing a thing that I loved to do
that I hadn't done in a really long time.

When I do this thing,
that means the rest of life is OK for the moment.

Since then, I'm eating more meals at home

and getting to the gym sometimes.

Things are just feeling a little normal again.

And I'm so glad for that.

If you work with me a lot,

be glad for me, too.

I turn rotten when I can't get my Target fix.


-C McG

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