It’s a Monday

No one ever said it was going to be easy. “It” meaning life and everything that goes along with it. I have nothing to complain about since my family is healthy, we have a roof over our heads, food to eat and plenty of clothing and toys. It’s really the abundance of stuff that gives me something to “talk” about.

As I listen to the third load of laundry going through it’s spin cycle I think, “If we didn’t have so many clothes then I wouldn’t have to do as much laundry.” Of course I might have to do laundry more often but it would be fewer clothes and the kids might even wear something more than once if they knew it might be awhile before it would get washed and clean again.

When I see the dust that has collected in my house I think, “What if I didn’t have any pictures with happy memories to show off in frames?” I certainly wouldn’t have to worry about dusting if no one ever came over to visit, would I?

Or the pieces of birch bark on the floor. I’m lucky to have wood to burn in my fireplace so I can keep the house toasty warm and not freeze to death.  Sure, I could stay home and vacuum but then I would miss out on seeing the kids play sports.

I’m so lucky the kids are in good enough physical shape they can participate in sports.  Abby had a game in Cromwell last Friday night and Josh had a tournament in Two Harbors with two games last Saturday and two games on Sunday. He has practice tonight and so does she and they both have games this weekend. Abby has two in town on Saturday and Josh has a tournament in Eveleth with a game on Friday at 2:30pm and games on Saturday and Sunday.

I’m so glad I have vehicles in good enough condition that I can drive them long distances to see the kids play. And I have money to put gas in the car and even eat out if I want to when I’m on my way.

So, what do I have to complain about? Abundance? Vehicles, money for gas, firewood, healthy kids, opportunities to watch them play sports? I’m a lucky one and I just have to remind myself of that when I start to feel sorry for myself, Monday or not.

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