September 21, 2011

saying yes... and no

It's homecoming week around here... lots of fun, lots of silly.  Though it's early in the school year, the timing seems just right.  I need some silly right now... and laughter that is good for the soul.   I will say yes to the laughter.  

This week life comes in two lists.  One yes, one no. 
Caffeine?  No.  Taking on more?  No.  Exercise?  Yes.  Relaxation?  Yes.  Breathe?  Yes, please.
That straw, the one responsible for breaking the camel's back, came calling last week.  It was scary and left me with a lot of empty space inside.  But somehow, just recognizing the anxiety for what it is, and accepting some help instead of trying to fix it myself (or pushing it aside for later, leaving it un-fixed) has me moving again.  Moving towards the sunshine, towards the laughter.  Towards... life.

6 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Oh, Dawn. I'm on that journey. The light after the dark. So glad you have some silly to throw in with it. JOY! I drafted a post last night that talks about that, too. Said a prayer for you this morning.

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

i haven't been commenting on blogs lately ... but i had to stop by on this one! :)

i'm SO sad to hear of "that straw" ... but so thankful you have a Savior to see you through it. praying grace all over you today ...

togetherforgood said...

I love that picture of your kiddos. YES to pictures of sweet feet in awesome shoes and socks. And that straw? As my friends and I used to say, POOP ON IT. (I'm such a princess).

Seriously, friend, all love to you. And much laughter.

jenn said...

glad this week is looking better and silly is always good! still praying and lots of love!

Busy Bee Suz said...

That straw is a heavy one.
I am glad you are getting in some fun and laughter, we know that is good for the soul!!!!
xoxoxo

Dayle said...

May all be right with your world soon, Dawn. Saying yes as often as possible is a good thing, I think.

Have a blessed weekend.