Last night, life was just a bowl of cherries but this morning, I feel kinda sad.
Some mornings, you are jolted abruptly from sleep. And instead of feeling fresh and excited for a new day, you already feel tired and used up. All the trials of yesterday still blaze in your brain; the frustrations and heartaches have only intensified during the night.
That's a situation that calls for immediate action:
A bowl of leftover stir-fry, brought upstairs to be eaten in bed while it's still piping hot.
Moments of peaceful non-thinking while listening to the gentle deep breaths of a loyal and sleepy dog.
Prayers for wisdom and peace.
And a reminder that these burdens are nothing more or less than a part of life. They will lighten as the sun climbs higher in the sky; they may or may not return tomorrow. And that's okay.
Then you shake off these morning sadnesses and begin the rest of your day.