Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 22, January 26

Are you like me and have the occasional "down" day? If so, I'm sorry. Down days make everything seem gray. Even when the sun is shining, life can sometimes seem gray. It's hard to shake that feeling, isn't it?

(If you don't have down days, skip this post. You don't need it.)

There are certain things we can do to lift the gray. What works for me may not work for you, but I'll name a few that help me: physical exercise, listening to uplifting music, being with friends, doing something for someone else, laughing at life's absurdities, reading a good book. You can probably name more.

Notice I didn't say wallowing in bed. That is my default position when the gray is grayer than usual. Wallowing rarely helps, but still I turn to it. When I get up and do something, anything, I inevitably feel better.

This I know for sure: the gray won't last. Strong people do.

1 comment:

  1. When all else fails, and sometimes all else does fail, I do what many do with gray hair: fake having color. I smile even though I don't feel like it. I literally lift my gaze. I do things that I would do if I were feeling better. I fake it until the sun comes back. I choose not to see this as untruthful. I see it as hopeful.