Ever experience a “blah” day? Well, a few Sundays ago, I experienced my “ blah” day. I had a myriad of things I could have done: gone to church, gone to a play or even attended a concert. For whatever reason, none of these things appealed to me.
I found myself missing my mom, (she passed this spring) my family and my friends. The cool rainy weather of the Pacific Northwest didn’t help my mood.
I had to get out of the house so my husband took me to the mall. We aimlessly wandered around with no particular destination. What a total waste of time and energy. Needless to say, we didn’t stay long.
When we returned home, I realized that the day was almost over. It was mid-afternoon when I sat down in my big easy chair. I was feeling very sorry for myself when my cell phone rang. It was my good friend Pam wishing me a good week. She was telling me about her new job and her new home. She was excited and full of energy. She offered me encouragement for the week ahead. She reminded me that I was lucky to have employment, good friends, and a warm house. She asked me to go shopping with her next weekend. I also found myself cheering her on as she orchestrates a move over the next few weeks. It was a great exchange of friends who have known each other for a long time.
I instantly felt better. I realized that I had people around me who care and I had a life full of promise. It’s amazing how one phone call can make a difference.
I vowed to myself that the next “blah” day I experience, I will reach out to a friend or relative to encourage and uplift. We all have “blah” days. More importantly, it is deciding what you are going to do about it. I challenge you to call a friend or loved one today to support, inspire and uplift.