I'm at home today, taking a Mental Health Day from work. Sometimes it gets to be a stressful atmosphere at the office where I work, especially when we all work in such close proximity. When one person is cranky or stressed out, everyone feels it. Lately, its been getting to me, yesterday especially and it kept me awake half the night fretting about it. So, I decided to take myself a 'sick day' and stay home. Not that I'm feeling unwell, just needed a mental break from the politics and tension. I suppose its a little unethical to take a sick day when I'm not really sick, but I think its for the best. Sometimes, when tensions build up around me, I'm afraid I may say or do something I will regret. So, this is a much better solution. Take a day and center myself again.
So, here I am. I've done dishes, laundry, baked muffins and now I'm listening to some worship music to put myself in a good frame of mind. And its working. Its just what I needed. Got a hot chocolate on one side of me and an open Bible on the other. I'm purifying the last few weeks of office uglies from my mind & heart and refreshing my spirit.
And its a beautiful sunny day, somewhat windy & chilly but clear blue skies, another way to renew my soul. I will probably take myself out for a scenic drive today, maybe somewhere I can get out & walk a bit with my camera. Definitely where the fresh air can cool my lungs and the views can lift me up.
Also, I have my kitten inside today with me (see above photo) His crazy kitten antics are another thing that lift me up. Sideways leaps, tail chasing, shadow attacking and much more to make me laugh. And then, when he's tired out, he'll climb on my lap, purring like a Hemi, and snuggle up to sleep.
Everybody needs a day like this every now & then!
"This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24
"To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul." Psalm 25:1