Stress. No matter how fast we run it seems to always be right on our tail. You can try to hide but it always seems to find you. Sure, there will be times when you think you may just have the bugger beat. During those times the skies seem more blue, smiles seem bigger and life is sure more enjoyable. Of course, those times are nothing but the cheese inside of the big stress sandwich in which we all live.
So, you stand up day after day and face it head on. Some days you end up more bruised than others. It is easy to fall victim, allow it to get into your head and consume you. You know you should not let it, you find distractions, look for anything to lighten the load. Some nights what makes the most sense is to close your eyes and lay down your head in preparation for the next round.