"When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I'm old, I admire kind people". Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Today is the day of the week when I endeavour to find something that has been 'right' in my day. It was a bit difficult to do so as the internet kept dropping in and out (OK right now thank goodness) and then mid-afternoon when performing a simple task like putting Phil's washed shirts on coat hangers I had this most frightful pain in the middle of my upper back from shoulder blade to shoulder blade. It even hurt to breathe and still does (4 hours later). Dencorub and a good massage relieved it somewhat so I could at least breathe normally (but not too deeply).
I then had a shower and set off with Phil to visit our daughter (I think most of you know who she is) in St John's Murdoch where she recovering from a knee replacement op 2 days ago. It was then that I realised there was something so 'right' in my day today. K is tired but is doing so well and managing the exercises set for her and is up and walking and showering and everything she is supposed to do.
So for me a big smile after all. Why should I worry about an aching back when there was my girl looking so cheerful after such a big operation. She means so much to me and she is off home on Saturday and has a wonderful husband who will be home with her and that also makes me feel so happy. They are so good together.
After a not a good start to my day something so very right came along to cheer me up after all. No matter how bad things seem you can always find a silver lining somewhere if you look for it.
P.S. My usual physiotherapist doesn't work on Fridays but Norma (who was the other physio I occasionally used to see) is now working part-time where Jenny is and when I rang this afternoon she has a vacancy at 11 a.m. in the morning so I am hoping she may be able to find what is causing this ridiculous pain that I've not had before.
Hope there was something 'right' in your day as well. We all need that to happen on a daily basis if at all possible.