It has been a crazy week. I've had some issues and they are dragging me down.
I have an eternally optimistic happy friend who yesterday promised me that "there is a silver lining," and "this too shall pass." Then I talked to someone who assured me that "this is only going to get worse" and I should "learn to deal with difficult people, cause there are lots of them and sometimes they have it out for you."
So I went to my lovely, optimistic friend and I said to her, "You lied to me. This is bad, and it will get worse. There is no silver lining. So there. I am going to my office to wallow in self doubt and pity." And I did.
I don't watch a lot of TV, but my one constant show is the Young and the Restless. I confess. I DVR it, but I still only see it about twice a week. That however, is enough to keep me up to date. On Y&R Sharon has recently discovered that she has a mental illness. Her therapist told her that sometimes [crazy people] find a touchstone helpful and calming. A touch stone is an item, or piece of music or video that they continually go back to for grounding.
It's possible that I am in need of a touchstone. My lovely optimistic friend showed me a video clip from you tube this week that I have now watched 12 times. I am going to watch it again when I put the link here, and probably again before bed. It makes me happy. It is calming. It is my new touchstone. I think you will like it to -- you don't have to be going nuts to appreciate the magic. Enjoy.
My lovely optimistic friend also delivered gluten free one-bite brownies to my door. They can't be a touchstone -- I ate the bag already.