by Gina Valley
In the rain and the rainbow
Singing and sleeping
The dew and the grass
In the twinkling of stars
Laughter of children
The smile of age
In the leaves of the trees
The coming dawn
In the music of springtime
Aroma of sweetness
The hidden blush of the bloom
In the beat of a heart
Breath of a hero
The eyes of love
– Gina Valley
It’s been a rough week.
Just the daily business of family life and the new school year starting can make for a rough week.
But, this week, I had the added trouble, the trouble that actually makes this a rough week, of someone purposely creating problems for me.
It’s painful to deal with that kind of behavior on the part of people.
It’s painful for me on many levels to realize and accept that there are people who behave in this way. In this case, without getting into specifics, I had dealings with a man in his capacity as a public servant. At the time I felt he was behaving in a discriminatory fashion toward me and my family. I considered filing a complaint, but decided against it.
Now, I wish I had, as this individual has chosen to create problems for me and my family, I believe, out of spite.
“It won’t be a big deal to set the record straight,” my lawyer has assured me. But, just needing to contact my lawyer is painful. Writing the check for his retainer doesn’t feel too great either.
Hopefully, by the end of the week, this will all be behind me.
But, in the meantime, it’s painful. Makes you grumpy, can’t sleep, can’t eat painful.
So, I’m remembering something my dentist says to me frequently while he’s working on my pearly whites, and is well aware of my tendency to panic while in his chair:
You’ll get through it. You’ll feel better.
Just keep breathing.
So, this day, this week, as long as I’m dealing with this pain, I will remind myself to just keep breathing.
If you are going through a painful time, I hope focusing on one breath at a time helps you get through it, too.
Have you gone through a time of painful circumstances? Have you ever felt like someone was deliberately creating problems for you? Shoot me a comment. I look forward to hearing all about it.