Saturday, July 21, 2012

Press Restart and Begin The Day Again

Do you ever wish you could just start your day over? There are days when something gets off on the wrong foot and it doesn't seem to get better as the day progresses. There are days when you wish you could just start over ... in computer language, reboot and begin again.

I'm in the middle of reading The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith. Mma Ramotswe finds herself thinking about a similar thing. She's bothered by they way a certain situation is unfolding in her day. She can't stopping thinking about it, but recognizes brooding over what's going wrong is not the way to make it better: One never gets anywhere with anything that way.

On this particular occasion, Mma Ramotswe decides the day would just have to be 'restarted'. She and her assistant in the detective agency, Mma Makutsi, get away from the office for awhile, each deciding what specific thing will 'restart' the day and make it a better one for them.

Mma Ramotswe knows a peaceful drive into the countryside will bring balm to her unsettled mind. And Mma Makutsi knows shoe shopping will be a great way to 'restart' the day and make her world right side up.
"...Each of us needed to find just the right way to take our mind off our problems, and it did not matter what that was---a drive in the country, an expedition to a shoe shop, a quiet cup of tea under a cloudless sky; each of us had something that made it easier to continue in a world that sometimes, just sometimes, was not as we might wish it to be."

I know a drive into the country would work for me, as would a quiet cup of tea. Shoe shopping? Not so much, but drop me off at a used bookstore and we can happily while away an hour or two, totally forgetting all that ails our thoughts. It would be the perfect 'restart' button for me.

Now I'm wondering, if you wanted to restart a day gone awry for you, what would turn your world right side up?

Wishing you a beautiful day,


  1. I would say spending time with a friend..someone who knows me well and loves me anyway! :-)

  2. I'm the same way, Brenda. I find spending time reading one my Victoria magazines, having a cup of tea or sitting down to knit for awhile helps to quiet my mind. I think it gets my thoughts unto more positive things. I also think a good hour or so spent in a used bookstore would be great too but I wouldn't mind a little shoe shopping either. :o)

  3. i usually invite a friend for a cup of coffee.

  4. i always have my 'sticks' & 'string' close by...

  5. Losing myself in a novel is the way I re-start things, preferably with a bit of dark chocolate and tea to hand.

  6. Reading a good book for a while. Or watching a good movie. Something that totally distracts me. :) I've awarded you a Liebster Blog award. Check out the details at

  7. Hi Brenda, that sounds like an interesting book! I may see if I can find a copy.I guess I have a few things I would do in stressful times...exercise like a good walk can help or simply being in nature. I also love driving but that gets expensive:) Music love music! and reading and writing or cleaning ! I could go on ! Have a beautiful day my friend!


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