{Perspective counts}

Friday, February 6, 2009

I've had a hard week this week. And for no good reason. Tuesday morning, I woke up, as usual, unloaded the dishwasher, started a load of laundry, handed the kids their pop-tarts, juice, milk, whatever, and continued to follow the demands of the day. And the next day, I did it again. And again. And again.

This afternoon, I found myself physically and mentally checking out by taking a shower. (Baby was napping, Belle and Boo were appeased with fresh juice and a movie) I usually do some good thinkin' in the shower. And this shower was no exception. I thank, and I thought and I thunk. I started out in sea of self-pity. I needed a break, and no one wanted to give me one. But that wasn't fair, and I knew it.

Soon I was led to remember an article I read sometime last fall by a woman who lost two family members in a single week. In an instant she had the overwhelming desire-no- the overwhelming need- to be folding laundry, helping a child with homework, or any other mundane chore that provides the sense of normalcy.

It's all our perspective. My perspective. I need this today. I need to be thankful that all on my plate today is another load of laundry, and feeding my babies. I would love a break from normal today, but normal is good too. I can be thankful for normal.

1 Creative People Had This To Say:

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great post... I, too, have had a rough week for no good reason (actually it's been a rough couple of weeks and I'm getting really tired of it). But you hit the nail on the head...it's all about perspective...we are all healthy and (relatively) happy.
Thanks for the reminder...