We all know those days, or even weeks. Everyone experiences them from time to time, and things usually do get better. It may just be a bit murky as you trudge through to the brighter side.I'm not going to go into the details of the little things that bogged me down today because, really, they are so trivial in comparison to the suffering of so many others around me. I'm truly blessed, and I want to stay reminded of those many blessings. Talking about and listing all the things that needed my attention today would do nothing but drag me back into the murk, unnecessarily. In the end, I let go of the fact that school lessons were not getting done today. The air was warm; the sun was bright, and the freshly fallen snow was still a novelty calling the Littles to come play in it. I reminded myself that fresh air and exercise is always good. Trading a bit of book learning for some good old fashioned winter fun is simply okay. I had some time to gather my thoughts, prepare supper and even fold a basket of laundry. All is good tonight. Like I said, it was all trivial; many things needed my attention all at the same time, and I would become a very selfish person if I allowed myself to dwell on the discomfort of days like today. The many directions we get pulled in, the decisions we have to make, the obstacles that we must overcome only prove to strengthen us if we can move through them with perseverance and grace.