Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

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The weather is still blistering hot here, and I feel it every time I go outside – and hours afterward. Even when the sun sets, the pavement is still warm, and there seems to be no relief from that sluggish sense of time suspended, energy zapped. Yet, of course, life moves on. Friends, errands, docs, and more need attention. Wouldn’t it be easier if we could handle our relationships and responsibilities only at times when we’re at our best? Put everything off to those “VERY good days?”


So, instead of fretting over “Oh, I’d be so much more coherent if I had a bit more sleep” or “If only my knees didn’t ache so much, I could get through this round of errands much faster,” I’ve been learning to accept and “just be.” Yup, no excuses or regrets. Just “Here I am, I’m doing my best.”

And that, I think, is the key. We might never be “at our best,” devoid of symptoms or other complications. But our intent to do our best can help put those symptoms and the task, person, or problem at hand in good perspective.

Yes, we might not always be our best. In fact, sometimes, we might look frazzled or worse and feel just as non-optimal inside. But we can always try to do ou best, and therein make the difference.




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