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on exhaustion and gratitude

People, I am totally spent.

In the last 10 days or so, I’ve been on two trips (both of them flying through Atlanta — what up, Atlanta?), celebrated a friend, visited a military base, and done an insane amount of speaking.  I’m sitting in my office right now as I type this, staring at the screen with blurry eyes, and a fuzzy mind.  What I’d really love to do is throw in the towel and take a nap.

And yet, as I sit here in my bleary state, I can’t help but note that oftentimes when I’m bone tired, so tired that I really can’t even think straight, so tired that I’m grumpy, those are the times when I notice I have a ton of things to be grateful for.  Oftentimes, my fatigue masks the fact that I’ve been experiencing a lot — and whenever I experience a lot, even if it’s during a stressful or sad time, I know that there are some kernels of good and happiness to be found, if I just go looking for them.  And so, today, I thought I’d share some of the images that have been appearing in my life lately, proving that despite my desperate need for rest and relaxation, there’s a lot of good that is happening for me lately:

 

 

 

 

 

And with that, I’m off to take a happy, grateful nap.  How about you:  any wonderful things happening in your otherwise stressful, busy lives?

 

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Read more from Karen Walrond on Bliss Your Heart and  Chookooloonks
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