so here's something.
the past few months have been very difficult, financially. without going into a lot of complaining and "woe is me"-ing, i'll just say that i've been worried about whether or not we'll "have" christmas this year. a christmas tree, decorations, gifts, baking -- they all cost money. the thought that our christmas this year may be like any other old day is a bit disheartening.
i just read kelle's latest blog post, where she shares her "gray" in her week and her "color." she asks readers to share their gray, and their color, of the week. so i started sharing, and decided to go back and read what everyone is saying in their comments, their "grays" and "colors"...
wow, it impacted me in a way i didn't expect. we (meaning...everyone) all go through difficult times, some bad, some not too bad, some disheartening, some tragic, some depressing, some disappointing, and reading everyone's gray really took the focus off of myself and my problems ... which is probably what i needed to do.
if you're having a tough week, for whatever reason, go read the comments under kelle's latest blog. you'll leave with sort of a "we're all in this together" feeling.