Today didn’t get off to the best start.
The leftovers of a migraine meant a rough 45 minutes bus journey to work, and the feeling sick fuelled my anxiety, a bit of a vicious circle. I managed to keep everything together, thanks to my mindfulness cd on the bus and some fresh air on the walk in. By the time I got to my desk I was feeling relieved to have made it in, but feeling pretty sorry for myself (first day back after a lovely long break added to this…).
Cue Starry Moment no. 1 – a pressie from my gorgeous friend Gareth – waiting for me on my desk.
I love it, every time I see it I break into a grin. Gareth is amazing – when I was off over the summer, he was at the other end of the t’internet every day, keeping me going, keeping my spirits up. He helped me believe in myself, no mean feat. All this from someone I only knew through work. Sometimes the best of friends are the unexpected ones. Love you Gareth!
Starry Moment no. 2 came at lunchtime as a surprise message from an online friend who shared with me her advice on how to reduce migraines (http://whole30.com/). I was so touched that someone I have never met had taken the time to contact me with these details, and offered her support for the 30 day challenge. I never ceased to be amazed by the kindness of people I hardly know.
Starry Moment no. 3 was just the simple pleasure I had in being back at work. This might sound odd, but I am very lucky – I work with a team of genuinely gorgeous people. As a team we are also known for our love of biscuits, doughnuts and cakes, and they didn’t let me down today. I went to check on the biscuit box this afternoon, cue another smile:
Starry Moment no. 4 I will wait to share with you tomorrow, I need time to do it justice. Watch this space…
So, a pretty grotty start to the day, and yet in rolled the Silver Stars, I was hoping for just one but they kept on coming. I’m starting to wonder, do great things keep happening if you open your mind to the possibility? If you open your mind to the positives? I am pretty sure that I have had the opposite happen, i.e. look / expect for bad stuff and you won’t be disappointed. What do you think?
And PLEASE help me think of a better term than golden nuggets!!!!! (Thank you – now updated to “Starry Moments”).