Sunday Morning Coming Down

17 Aug

It is Sunday morning. There’s a light rain falling outside my window as I’m typing this and I’m about to start on my second cup of coffee (Tim Horton’s home brew if you’re a stickler for details). The occasional thunderclap has the dogs lying at my feet which makes me feel a bit like a setting for a Normal Rockwell painting. The kids are at their mom’s today so it’s a chance for me to catch up on some work, do some laundry and take advantage of a quiet house, although I must admit sometimes I find it difficult topickerimage focus when it’s this quiet.

Last night was my first full night’s sleep in a while. As I’ve written before, life seems more manageable when you’re rested. There’s something about sleep deprivation that makes every issue in your life bigger and less conquerable. Even if the pile of issues lying before you still seems insurmountable, there’s something about rest that allows you to look at them a little more objectively and with a little less sense of overwhelmed panic. And so I sit here, preparing to tackle some of the smaller items on my list one at a time. Knowing that progress of any kind will bring about a sense of calm knowing I’m moving forward and addressing things.

Really no heavy point to this particular post other than to wish you a good morning and encourage you to enjoy the moments when life gives you a respite from the mountain of chaos that may be your world on any given day. Savor the victories no matter how small. And try to remember, you’re never alone on this journey.



Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Alone, Daily Life


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3 responses to “Sunday Morning Coming Down

  1. Momma Sunshine

    August 18, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I agree with you completely about the sleep deprivation thing. When my youngest daughter was born, I spent the first year of her life in a sleep-deprived fog. And you’re right, even small problems seem HUGE when you’re dealing with a lack of sleep on top of everything else.

    Glad you got a good night’s rest. 🙂

  2. Pat Rooney

    August 18, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Boy, am I identifying with you! Right down to the rain, coffee and quiet. My panic is when I realize how quickly life moves sometimes. Like you, that is when doing little things first helps me feel better as I check off things on a “To Do” list. It energizes me and I can then approach the big project with a fresh view. In art class, it was a requirement to walk away from our artwork so as not to become overwhelmed and destroy it by becoming over critical. Fresh eyes help a lot!

    • divorced dad

      August 18, 2014 at 11:58 am

      I would say a good deal of my own stress comes from sitting on problems big or small. Allowing them to pile up. Even taking care of issues that are painful provides a sense of relief don’t you think?


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