37 Days of Sunsets

Days Layered in Loving Thoughts

Day 31: Running positivity

Melissa Bee
4 min readMar 28
Sunet in Florida. Photo credit: Gayle Kurtzer-Meyers

In and out of sleep like a train that arrives and departs the station on a busy Monday morning. Awakenings provide nurturing and loving care for a little one — he doesn’t feel well, so I don’t feel well. The cuddles and sweet talk make it better for us both.

“I hope you feel better, baby.”
“I love you, Mommy.”

Another dose of medicine, another dose of deep breaths.
I pour a cup of tea, and with each drop, I drink, devour negativity. Oh, I’m so tired — a hot morning shower to wake up my wake up. There is so much that relies on me. I rely on the water, soothing as it drenches my body in warm and loving feels.

Then, a mad dash to prepare the others for school. A dash of seasoning strength over my head —

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are
seared with scars. — Khalil Gibran

Pack snacks, comb hair, dress in uniform, make breakfast, load them up with vitamins, warm up the car, grab bookbags, and put on shoes and jackets. Don’t forget the messages written on post-it notes with loving mom quotes! I wear my best smile, remembering that this hectic life won’t be for a long while.

Back from dropping them off at 8:15, I open the front door and step inside the world of chores. Take out the garbage, put a load of laundry in to wash some clothes — I lay my load in the Lord’s hands and he bathes me in serenity. I gladly throw out the doubtful, overthinking, limiting garbage in my head because that’s what he says.

Chop the chicken and cube watermelon into bite-sized pieces, dinner done by 9 a.m., the day is going productively fine. The mouth-watering aroma of Chicken Tikka roams through our home. Having a ton more to do in line, I clean up the kitchen and feel grateful my life is mine.

By 10 a.m. it’s time for me to slow down, well kind of. I fix myself something to mindfully eat, recharging is fascinatingly neat. Eggs and avocado toast nourish my body, reminding me I am some — body.

I open the computer to a world of education. Learning is the best. Opening the…



Melissa Bee

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