Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Stay in the game.
I am not having the best day.
But? Isn't Jennifer usually in a good mood?
Yes. And the sky is usually blue, but kids, clouds do roll. And so does thunder.
I told my husband of my mood. Then he started grinning like a gameshow host.
He grinned as big and fakey perfect as he could and said "See, I'm SMILING!"
I might keep him around, he knows when to make me smile. And he let me tell him exactly what was wrong. He understands. He gets it. He understands me. Which is awesome, especially when I want to hide in a corner.
Then I emailed a friend and vented. Again.
Hey, who doesn't want a chorus of "You are awesome" when you feel like the most un-awesomely, ickky blob around?
You know what I mean, right? There are those friends that you KNOW will listen and let you vent and get all "you tell 'em!!" and then do what needs to be done.
My friend also gave me the advice that I needed and the understanding that I wanted. Then he said something that was so simple, but knocked me sideways. Four words that slayed me. BAM! Just like that.
He said ...
"Stay in the game."
He didn't go on and on about life and God wants you to be happy and look at all your blessings and you should be thankful and blahblahblah.
He knew that a simple statement was all I needed. God gives us words from people we know and love, and this was four of them.
STAY IN THE GAME.
Thank you, my friend.
And back at you.