I had a really awful day yesterday.
Wasn't any one thing. Or it could just be the fact that I am female and hormonal. Who knows.
Plus it has been raining for five days straight. Not raining a little bit but a steady rain that at first was cleansing and rejuvenating but has since become annoying and tiresome.
Anyway, after a long day where I didn't get any one thing accomplished but a lot of things started, I ended up wandering home later than my normal time. Since I was tired of looking at the computer screen I decided to read and since most of my reading today is done either on my kindle or my iPad (Karla, you should know by now any chance I get to rub that in, I am taking it) and I was over the computer thing, I decided to go old school.
I know a real honest to goodness book
Which means I was reading something that I had already read. Actually I got that idea from my buddy Elizabeth Ryann from an email she sent where she had mentioned she was going back and rereading some of her favorite books.
So last night I snuggled into my book room to read. I decided to go with Nora Roberts because her books are some of my favorites. I picked up Key of Valor which is the final installment in her Key trilogy.
Can I just say this is some serious chicken soup for me.
Her stories take me completely out of myself. I was lost in the tale of the Gods and Goddess relying on these three mortal women to help them unlock the box of souls and the romance between Zoe and Brad. Her characters always ring so true for me. I finished the book last night and although I had read it before I was still sucker punched by the ending where Zoe asks in a very unselfish act that Rowena and Pitte be allowed to return home.
Thank you Nora Roberts. It took me about three hours to rush through it, but I swear I felt better, lighter and more relaxed when I finished that book. Even a reread can help put you in the right frame of mind. Plus I really like when I learn something about myself from a character in a book.
Anyway, the point of today's post is this. If you are having a bad day, read. Leave it behind. Take a moment to step out of it, even if only for a moment. Because when you do and you come back to it, those things that seemed so big, look at little less so.