After the Storm


Who needs an alarm clock when you have tornado sirens going off around 4:15 a.m. to wake you up?!  A tornado warning, torrential rain, high winds, temperatures that suddenly dropped from nearly 70 degrees to the around 50 degrees, and a brief power outage greeted me before dawn, and like many Louisvillians, my nerves were shot and my body was dragging from the early and rude wake up call.  Thankfully, we were spared any injuries or property damage, but I fear that it was a scary preview of what awaits us in the months ahead.  If ever there were a day that needed to be infused with positive energy and goodness, it was today.

In an attempt to wake up and calm down, I headed to Starbucks for a much-needed cup of hot green tea, and the long line in the drive through lane and at the store counter indicated that I was not the only one in need of some liquid cheer.  I didn’t have a lot of money on me, but I had enough to pay for my order and a couple other orders, so, I asked the barista at the drive through window to use that money for as many customers as possible.  It felt like the least I could do was to provide some caffeine and happiness on a stormy morning, and I hope that it helped to soothe at least a few shattered nerves. 

One of the things I did for myself today that was positive was that I decided not to do any work at home, meaning I left work at work until tomorrow.  I was on such a roll today before it was time to leave the center this afternoon, that I brought home a few small projects to work on at home tonight.  However, I am physically tired and feel like relaxing, so, instead of doing office work, I am indulging in some down time alone.  There will be time to get the projects finished this week at the office, and it reminded me that I need this time to rest and recharge for my overall well-being.  The work can wait, but taking care of myself cannot.  I am worth it.

Just one thing each day . . .

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2 replies

  1. I heard the weather was scary down south, I have a friend that lives outside of Nashville. I myself am from western canada and have dealt with severe cold weather which I much prefer over what you guys have dealt with this week. Stay safe and dry 🙂


    • Thanks, as always, for your kind words! Well, we traded scary weather for frigid weather, as it’s very winding, which is sending our wind chills below zero, and it is snowing. It’s crazy! I hope you warm, cozy, and safe this evening in Canada!


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