Do you ever feel dread at the beginning of the week, knowing what is ahead of you?
That was my week this week.
This was the first week of summer break for my children and what I wanted to do was play with my kids, pack picnic dinners to take to the pool, read a good book, and maybe complete a house project.
Instead I spent a day with my attorney earlier this week and today was spent with a mediator and my soon-to-be-ex. The other days in the week were spent focusing on the various homework assignments given to me to prepare for mediation today. And, like it or not, my summer is going to be filled with these appointments until we have a final agreement and a court date on the docket.
This is not how I wanted to spend the summer.
Even though this was a disappointing start to the summer, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been had I not been given a little gift from the Music Gods on Tuesday. I turned on the radio while we sat in DC traffic on the way to my son’s camp and Shiny Happy People by R.E.M. was playing. It is a happy song and, regardless of your mood or musical tastes, you have to tap your foot and sing along. Of course I completely embarrassed my son, even though no one was in the car with us.
The appointment with my attorney was immediately following camp drop-off and on the drive to her office I found myself still singing the song. And the song stayed with me all day. And the kids and I have watched the video daily on YouTube. It simply sticks with you.
So, if you had a tough week, day, or even a tough hour, take a few minutes to sing along. Your spirits will be lifted and the song will be in your head for days (not a bad thing). Or, maybe you had a great week and just want a few minutes of fun as you ease into your weekend. Either way, watching the video is a great way to celebrate Friday.
Shiny happy people…
Shiny happy people holding hands…
Shiny happy people laughing…