Sometimes you just have to get out of bed. Last night was one of those nights when the glorious sleep fairies avoided me and as my eyes slowly opened this morning after a nanosecond of sleep I thought staying in the sack might be better for everyone instead of pretending like all was well. It would have been so much easier to hide and retreat from the world but, alas, I slowly moved from my state of inertia and joined the human race.
Actually having a cancer diagnosis often puts squandering a morning or a whole day out of the realm of possibilities for me. I feel I must drive myself to grab those awake moments and celebrate the fact that I am still moving and alive. In my mind I feel this could be my last best day and I would have frittered it away by grabbing a few lost zzzz's. Waste a perfectly good day? I think not.
Or do I? Do I have to expect every single day to be proclaimed my last BEST DAY EVER? That in itself can be overwhelming and just plain exhausting so I will allow myself to let a day slip by without fanfare or celebration. It really is okay. The word humdrum can be underrated when defining a monotonous day but if I want to nap, sit and read a book or simply put my feet up and think of nothing, it is absolutely okay.
So this day I did get out of bed, growled a bit about my sleepless night and then let the day present itself. Was it spectacular? Actually it was. On my walk to shake off the cobwebs in my head I was able to view up close and personal a beautiful hummingbird's nest made out of twigs, plant fibers and bits of leaves all woven together with spider silk. This stunning display of nature was nestled by my neighbor's front door and not only was it exquisite, but the two navy bean sized eggs put me over the top on the "wow" factor.
Yep, this was the BEST DAY EVER and thank goodness I didn't miss it. The old saying if you snooze you lose seems quite apropos for today's event and one I will remember the next time those sleep fairies disappear and leave me a groggy mess not wanting to get out of bed. Lesson learned to rise up and greet the day because one never knows what could be right around the corner.
|A close up of the eggs|
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