crazy, stupid, mindfulness

Yesterday I had one of those days.

You know, one of those days where no matter what you do, nothing goes your way? Yup, that was my Tuesday.

I had a pinched nerve in my neck. I woke up an hour late. I rushed to work, arriving late, only to walk into a big, ugly girl-fight as I came off of the elevator. Decided that my pinched-nerve-self needed to break up the fight, which then left me all shaky and freaked out. I got my haircut and couldn’t pay because in all of my rushing, I grabbed the wrong bag and forgot my wallet.

Stupid day.

Nothing horrible. Just stupid.

A stupid day every once in a blue moon is good for me. It brings me back to the moment. It makes me remember that all of my busy, crazy, rushing, overworking, nuttiness is just that: busy and crazy and nutty. No matter how much I try to control things and put everything in its place, I’m still going to have a ridiculous day every now and then. There will always be things that just don’t go the way I want them to go.

And so?

I breathe. Deeply.

I slow down.

I call someone who will marvel at how tired I must have been to sleep through my alarm clock blaring for an hour. I call someone who will laugh at the image of me jumping into a fight and pulling some angry girls (and a 40 year old!) off of each other. I call someone who will tell me that it’s okay to take the battery out of my butt and just relax.

And then, once I’ve stopped? I see what has been in front of me all along.

This moment.

Pretty freaking amazing.


“What day is it?” asked Pooh.

“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.

“My favorite day,” said Pooh.”

– A. A. Milne


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael McGlamery
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 18:41:09

    Interestingly, last night when I spoke with Brother Carl, he talked about being in the middle of a MUCH BIGGER girl fight the other day…caused by “Facebook Talk”. I wonder if yours was some spillover. Oh, btw, One Day At A Time!.


  2. mattyesha
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 20:14:46

    i love you susannah, you’re awesome!
    i wish you lived in my house.
    you’re one of my corners, you know . . . .


  3. Carla Ten Eyck
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 22:50:21

    ha! no wonder you told me to read this! Hold my earrings!


  4. leslie pendleton
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 14:48:06

    Thanks for this Glam. As I wait for my cell phone to arrive in the mail, after locking it in my returned rental car (keys into the box at the unmanned desk), it reminds me that it’s OK to be dumb once in a while.


  5. jazzy
    Apr 26, 2012 @ 16:11:51

    you had “battery in my butt” and of course knowing the mysterious lessons of the stupid day. thanks always for your blog. i always read it right when i need it! xo


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