Little Mercies

Just like a drought after a storm, is how I have been feeling after our little getaway. Except this drought is an emotional one, as there certainly is a storm raging at work. Stress levels have gone up a couple of notches, chipping away at my positivity and determination.

Yesterday was a particularly bad day, and I was just thrown into a new low.

I was held up by little mercies.

A long-distance phonecall from an aunt, who read in my Gmail status that I am "stressed" and so decided to call and pray for me. It was a very comforting conversation, where she stopped at one or two intervals to ask if she was disrupting me, and I said no, for it was an encouraging voice I needed to hear.

A much needed gym workout with a friend, whom I struggled not to drag down into the doldrums with me.

Only Roboman knew the full extent of how I felt yesterday. With a special gentleness that I have only seen with me, he brought me a lot of comfort. He might not understand why I feel this way, for if he had been in the same situation, he would have felt different, being the Type-A non-emotional person he is.

Thank you God for little mercies.

9 comments:

The Rust said...

hey, praying for u. hope ur low becomes a high soon. :) my ears are always for listening if u need to borrow them. I make a living with them ;)

Jacinta said...

Wow, praise God. :)

Have a good rest-of-the-week!

cHeeRs said...

Corsage,

"Tough time never last but.....tough people do"

And i believe you are one. JIA YOU!!!

corsage said...

the rust: Thanks - oh yes, you have put your ears to very good use and touching lives!

jacinta: Thank you! :)

cheers: Aww, I don't know if I am tough, but thanks for the encouragement! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sparing me... though you didn't have to. We all have down days where we want to rant!

SF

moo said...

hugs hugs.

corsage said...

SF: I'm learning (and trying very hard) not to rant too much to people. Learning to rant to God first :)

Thanks Moo!

myeisha-l said...

Here's a virtual hug. Hope things get better for you soon.

corsage said...

myeisha_I: thank you :) I wish I could fly over to "holiday" with you and have all those oysters! hehe