Mental Mettle, Music and Me

Starting a weekend on a cloudy, windy, semi-cold spring day in March doesn’t bode well for my mental state.  I like sunny starts to the weekend.  I guess everyone does, but with all the false starts over the past few months we truly deserve some sunshine.  St. Pat’s Day weekend this weekend and it’s going to be a test to my Henry mettle.  I’m fighting a cold, I need to clean my house, I’m not planning on going to the parade and I have visitors coming on Sunday – visitors who don’t like corned beef and cabbage.

I’m going against all my grains, but I think this year I need to change-up the green celebration.  Focus on my home fires and settle my mettle.  I hate it, but it needs to be done.  Hopefully, I will have a table and chairs for people to enjoy a meal.  That remains to be seen.  Apparently, I’m the only person who can make arrangements to move furniture in my family – me and my mother.  If you want something done, put all the players in place and feed them well.  My mom is the master at getting things done and what can I say, I’ve learned from the best of the best – she learned from her mother…a long line of women who knew how to get shit done.  Anyway…

Today is going to be a long day.  I’m trying very hard to focus on the graciousness of my heart and to look at the goodness that comes from what I do, but when one doesn’t feel well, getting a job done right is a difficult task.  So, there are many ways to get through a day like today and I’m going to be reaching into every deep recess to find every single one of them.  Invention is imagination at it’s best.  People are scattering to do what they need to do, and that’s what I’m going to be doing too.  Scattering.  Planning for my scatter is on tap.  Focusing on the steps will make the minutes move – ever so slowly, but they will move.

Next I will remember to drag myself into reality and finish each task with love and kindness.  I can’t leave the details to fly away in the wind – and it’s really windy today!  I found a new musician (new to me – Allen Stone) and I’m in love, so things are starting to fall into place.  There’s love in his voice, the beat is on cadence with my heart and the lyrics are so generous and right.  This makes me smile.

I will make this day good through the clouds, wind and semi-cold I have love, music and grace.

“I wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.” ~ Irish Blessing 

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