I’m blaming it mostly on the full moon, but it’s been kind of a crappy week for me, both personally and professionally.
There’s a song that says “storms always run out of rain” so I remind myself of that. It’s good to remind kids about that. It’s also good to point out that even amid the crap storms, good things are still there, and you just need to find them.
I had a difficult phone conversation earlier this week, that left me feeling lousy and shaken up, right before I had to go out to coach my group of our littlest bunch. It was their last group until September, and we were celebrating by playing with water and enjoying watermelon as a birthday treat for one of the kids. I worked very hard at setting aside the call and concentrating on the kids.
And then, after we had turned our dirt pile into a mud hill, one of the littlest friends, covered in mud, with a smile from ear to ear, said to everyone, “let’s celebrate the mud!” And at that moment, the day turned back around. Days can be filled with mud, good or bad, but some mud is worth celebrating. If you look for the good within the bad, that is how building resilience and optimism (even during the crappy times) happens.