Thursday, January 24, 2013

Unusual is right.

You guys.  Today I fell in the grocery store.  My cowboy boot heel hit the floor just so that it had me laid out, in my peacoat, with a grocery bag in one hand, purse in the other.  Then I  popped up and exclaimed, "Yes!" at nearly the same time a clerk asked me if I was okay.  To add more humiliation to my disheveled ways, when I looked up (note to self: don't look up if you've fallen on the ground in public) at the clerk, it was a girl that I knew from high school.  Yeah, really.

Then after I pulled myself together, I ran out of the store and almost got side-swiped by a passing van.  No, just kidding, that didn't happen, but it made for a better story, no?  The ordeal had me laughing the rest of the two blocks to my social media seminar. 

Beyond finding myself sprawled out on the grocery store floor, it was a different kind of day.  It was rough.  There are a lot of stresses, choices, hard work and change on the horizon, and I heard some very bad news that has left my heart heavy.  For a moment, I caught myself thinking about the things that have sent me into a spiral of depression before, and I had to regroup right then and there and say, no.  I'm not going there, and even though there is much that I can't control, I'm blessed beyond measure and capable of overcoming daunting fetes. 

As long as I can laugh about falling in public, I'm golden.  You know?

image from Tumbler


ShannonAnn January 25, 2013 at 9:00 AM  

Yes, you are totally golden and hopefully things will ease up for you! Sending warm hugs.

Cassie January 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM  

Thanks, Shannon! I'm going to keep looking up! xx

Amber January 28, 2013 at 10:47 AM  

I'm so sorry Cass! Falling (by yourself) is always the worst. Wish I was there to laugh with ya and pick you up!

One time when I was at BYU Idaho I was walking home all by myself. As I was passing a driveway (you know the part where the sidewalk dips down a little?) there was a car full of boys patiently waiting for me to pass before pulling in and I completely fell on my butt! Right in front of them! So embarrassing! Will never forget it!

I completely know how you feel. There are some days when several things go wrong at once and I start to feel like EVERYTHING sucks. Hang in there. Just a bad day...not a bad life right? (Saw that on Pinterest :)

Call me if you want to talk.

Love ya sis!

Connie January 28, 2013 at 11:19 AM  

Oh, Hon! So sorry you fell. It bruises one's body AND one's ego, huh? Hope you aren't too sore from it!

I did that at Walmart last year near the lines at the checkouts. It's difficult to say you're okay when you're crying, partly from the pain and partly from the humiliation! But we get over it, huh? Love you! Mom

Becca Moss January 30, 2013 at 6:14 AM  

I love that you took falling down and embarrassing yourself to simply laughing at yourself. There's nothing more than you can do but to laugh. I'm sorry you found something out that is weighing heavy on your heart, I'll keep whatever it is in my heart and pray that things begin to look up.

Cassie January 30, 2013 at 9:37 AM  

Amber--your story is hilarious. you'll have to save that one for the kids. and i love that pinterest quote--"a bad day, not a bad life." so good to remember. xx

Mom--oh your fall stories are horrid!! so sorry that they've happened. :( but yes, thankfully we get over it!

Cassie January 30, 2013 at 1:07 PM  

Becca--thank you for your kind words. what can I say? laughter makes a lot easier! your prayers are appreciated! xx

Elizabeth Mayberry February 6, 2013 at 5:12 PM  

yes! golden. you just got to take moments like that and laugh at yourself. it makes life a little more light hearted. you need a few laughs when dealing with heavy stuff.

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