Last week was a tough one.
My BS filter malfunctioned and the normal stuff that doesn’t usually bother me came rushing in and left me overwhelmed by life’s nonsense. When this happens I have to go into Emergency Shutdown Mode. This includes among other things, turning off the TV, not reading any news websites, and I am strictly forbidden to be exposed in any way to anything involving politicians. Instead I must partake in a steady diet of rationalism and pragmatism.
Saturday was grey and rainy, perfect for my first day of recovery. I found a great book and curled up in my big comfy chair and read the day away. Sunday brought much warmer weather and sunny skies. After a morning with my book, I decided to get out and enjoy some fresh air. With the Photo Challenge in mind I grabbed my camera, a sure sign my optimism was returning, and as soon as I opened my front door, and took my first step, I saw a little baby bud on our Azalea.
A flower. Totally and completely lacking in pretense.
A flower. Totally and completely lacking in guile.
Like my book, and my ban on the world, that little bud was so refreshing.
With one look I knew my optimism was restored.
When I came back inside, just to confirm my suspicion, I checked out some news websites. My blood pressure didn’t rise and I didn’t go into even the slightest of rants. My BS filter was indeed repaired and I was ready for another week.
I am once again moving forward.
May you all have properly working BS filters and thus a truly wonderful week.
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