Not That Bad

“Yesterday was plain awful. You can say that again. Yesterday was plain awful, but that’s not now, that’s then.” – lyrics from musical, Annie

Feelings. Sad feelings. They come and they go. Sometimes they show up without any obvious trigger and they linger. Sad feelings bring heaviness to the heart, leaking eyes and gasping sighs.

So I tell someone that I am feeling that way and I don’t know why. And knowing why doesn’t change the feeling. And telling alters the feeling a little, but not much. I tell so they know what’s different about me right then. I tell so I feel less lonely in those feelings. 

I woke up today and that sadness is gone. I allowed myself to feel sad and I told someone I could trust with my heart, who also allowed me to be sad. Today my feelings are different. And this too shall pass.