I have a lot of “issues”. I have ADHD. I have anxiety. I am overweight…have high blood pressure…suffer from clinical depression…well, you get the idea. I don’t mention these things to garner attention or sympathy but rather to let others know that they aren’t alone. Because feeling alone can add some serious stress to already difficult situations and conditions, compounding them and resulting in an overwhelming sense of hopelessness for many people.
But today was a good day, and I am celebrating by attempting to encourage others who may be struggling. You are NOT alone, and you can feel better! So, hang in there.
Now, about my FriYAY… 😉
My day was good for several reasons. First, my sweet and generous mother gifted me $100 toward a haircut and color treatment with her stylist! 🙂 I rarely get my hair “did”, as some people put it, 😉 and was severely overdue for a “style revival”. Mom’s stylist is a lovely person, and I enjoyed my time with her and her delightful co-workers. My wild, frizzy hair has been tamed with summer highlights, volumizing layers, heavy texturizing, and some wispy, sideswept bangs. It looks and feels so much better! And it’s given me a bit of a confidence boost; something we all need from time to time.
The second joyous occurrence was that Fridays are my one day I can count on to be off work, and breaks are always refreshing. I was able to spend some alone time focusing on a few relaxing things I had been wanting to do at home. I read a few articles and a chapter in my bible study book. It was nice to have some quiet time to slow down and recharge and also to get a couple of little chores completed. It was great stress relief.
The third reason that made today a “win” was that I unexpectedly received a Stitch Fix shipment that I thought I had cancelled. As it turns out, this shipment contained some “must haves” that made my day, and how often does that happen? (Answer: not often. I am normally upset with myself for making such a mistake.)
All of this may sound trivial to you, but to me, it was an exceptionally great day, and I felt like sharing my blessings with you all. 🙂