Smiling through the struggle
“Yes! I’m awake before the alarm. What a legend!” Julie said proudly, as she crawled out of bed. “The sun is bright, the grass is green. The only thing missing is a rainbow. Well! No extra luck for me today, but waking up is my first blessing”. She said, while walking to the kitchen. She took a moment to pat Bri. “Morning, love.” she said softly. Little Bri wagged her tail in glee. Julie however, was about to head to her fifth interview in two weeks and could not be trapped by the little fluff ball of joy. “Mommy has another interview today! So be good” Julie said as she opened her refrigerator. “Hmm, breakfast. What’s on the menu?”. She searched the refrigerator and found an egg, a potato and a slice of cheese. As she gathered the ingredients, the egg slipped out of her hand and cracked on the floor. Julie sighed “My last egg huh? Just my luck. I guess it’s baked potato with cheese today. Anyway, today will be great.” She sighed. “At least I can brew some tea.” She said, forcing a smile as she prepared breakfast. While eating, she glared at the four leaf clover she tapped to her window the night before “Please bring me luck today". After breakfast, she got ready and prepared to leave. While leaving, she turned around to re-checked the door “Ok, one last jig….good!. Let's face the world.” she said with the last bit of optimism she could muster.