The past few months have been filled with stress. Not just because of my own recovery, which is going well, but because my parents have had health issues. Some days there is so much to worry about that it pushes all the oxygen out of the room.
Then I find time to slip away and enjoy some quiet time on the back of a horse and I remember how lucky I am. Lucky that today the sun was shining (after days of rain). Lucky that the bright red leaves are still on the trees. Lucky that it was warm enough today to ride in a T-shirt.
Today’s Charlie Mackesy drawing appeared on my Instagram feed on a morning when I needed to remember that it’s not a question of whether your glass is half empty or half full . . . as long as you have a glass at all you are winning. And by the time I returned from my ride, my glass was full to the brim.
I’m not one who reads inspirational quotes, but I find that Mackesy’s drawings hit a chord with me. This is another of my favorites: Look How Far We’ve Come. I often send them to my daughter to start off her day. Whimsical sketches that pack a lot of meaning into a few lines.