We had a tough couple of weeks in my family. Big things like very sick family members and a job scare that gripped us and held on for what seemed like a very long time. All of it happened in the middle of the most glorious weather and all I wanted to do was get outside, see the leaves and walk. I set my hopes on a small family hiking trip at the end of the week for a little escape from the real world and fresh air. When that fell through for very good reasons, I felt so selfish for feeling sorry for myself. But I did. I felt sorry for me.
Then a friend rescued me. She invited us for play time at the park and a picnic and after I had spun around for a good ten minutes on the merry-go-round capturing happy pictures of our kids, everything seemed to right itself. I knew it was all going to be ok.
When the rest of your world is going crazy, do something you love, hang out with people who love you, and go for a spin. If nothing else you’ll be too dizzy to be sad.