Yesterday I needed a pick-me-up. The weekend was a long one and I felt overwhelmed.
I took the whole day off on Saturday; did not turn on the computer once, just so I could disinfect the house.
My youngest has been fighting a cold since our trip to Washington, D.C. over the holidays. A nagging cough that just will not go away and it reared its ugly head this weekend. Just in time for the upcoming week of mid-terms at school.
Sunday, I fired up the computer to do some much needed work, only to complete half of what was on my to-do list before being summoned to feel a forehead to see if it was feverish. I dropped everything to make a supply run. I meandered my way through the store filling my cart with cold remedies, tissues and ingredients for chicken noodle soup.
As I slowly made my way to the checkout, taking stock of the cart items to be sure I was not forgetting anything, bright colors of red, yellow, pink and white caught my eye. Gathered in a small display, were bunches of tulips, one of my favorite flowers. They seemed to shout at me to come closer, to soak in the beautiful colors, even if just for a moment.
I was drawn to the red flowers. The petals a perfect shade to contrast the cold winter day outside and the drab fluorescent lights above. They made me smile.
I placed them in the cart.
I felt immediately lighter.
This was a perfect way to remind myself that I’m doing the best I can, that the work will get done and focusing my mom-nurse-duty on making my son feel better is enough.
It’s ok to stop, take a breather and enjoy a small pick-me-up.
I’m worth it.
I’m linking up with Just Be Enough this week for the Be Enough Me link up.