Today was a long day. Not bad, just long. School all day (in which I did not accomplish anything on my list of things to do), then staying after school to help a couple of students, followed by errands, a meeting, a quick drop in at my sister’s, and a trip to Target.
I was so exhausted by the time I got to Target that when I found one of the two items I needed and realized the other item was on the other side of the store, I sighed and gave up.
Next time, Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, next time.
I drove home from Target with heavy eyelids, wondering how I would get anything done at the late hour I was finally arriving home.
I channel surfed through the satellite radio stations and landed on one of my favorites–Broadway–and what I heard instantly made me smile and energized me.
“One Small Girl,” from the show Once on This Island. I thought of the students who played in that pit with me who are now at college, living their dreams, and I smiled. At the risk of being completely cheezy, I actually teared up a little.
I sat in my car to listen to the end of the song, and suddenly, I didn’t feel as tired.
I don’t know what it is about music that can cause such a change, but it’s not the first time it has, and I’m certain it won’t be the last.