Sometimes I Just Have To Twirl

A late evening at work. Heading down to the ground floor lobby. Walking towards the front door, absent-mindedly. Ooops. Almost crashed on the glass doors. They didn’t open automatically! I forgot. It’s after-office hours. Where’s the button to open the doors? Oh, there you are. The bright green button. How could I miss you, dear bright green button?

Stepping out towards a crisp spring evening. I wrapped my coat closer to me. There’s still a lot of people in the city. It seems many are also just making their way home.

I headed towards the long escalators that lead to the bowels of the underground train station.

Then I recalled the events of the day.  I can feel my brow crease into a frown. What a day! Then, a smile came to my lips as I replayed some conversations. Then a bubble of laughter started to form in my belly and before the escalator finished its travel downwards, a tinkle of laughter had escaped my lips. Sometimes, in spite of the challenges around me, I just have to smile and laugh a little.

I hurried up the steps to the platform, as I saw a train pull away. Oh, oh, oh. Sigh. Another ten minutes to wait for the next one. I’m hungry and tired. So I slumped on an empty bench.

Then a song came to mind and the memory of seeing my child perform the song in front of many.  And the song touches something in my soul and I feel my shoulders lift a little. I can’t help but tap my foot to the music that’s in my head. Sometimes, in spite of the challenges around me, I just have to tap to the music. (Check out ‘Wake‘ by Young and Free)

Through the challenges of my days, I am thankful. Because each day, and even through each night, I remember that I am blessed and I am loved. So things may not look too good around me, but sometimes I just have to twirl.

Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life. 

Psalm 23:6 (The Bible, The Message Version)

I do have many reasons to twirl these days. I am surrounded by a wonderful, supportive bunch of people!


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