I just had this moment.
I finished eating. I helped L with something. Then, as I walked to the kitchen, I thought, “Well, I’ll just have, like, a bite of something else.”
No rhyme. No reason.
The thought arose. And the brain, by habit, entertained.
And then I chimed in–my voice.
<Cue the quiet>
It can come out of nowhere–that initial thought. It can sideswipe you or blindside you. It can be for a reason or not. It can be a great day or a terrible day or a neutral day. It can manifest from nothing or be the icing on the cake. It doesn’t discriminate.
It will come.
And whenever it does–every time it does–I have to remember my who. I have to remember my why. I have to remember my how. And if I forget, I have to get the hell back up the moment I’m reminded.
Today I didn’t forget. Today I didn’t have to be reminded. Today I knew.
That makes today an easy day.