Life around our house has been a bit crazy for the past week. There have been disappointments, frustrations, chaos . . one totally sleepless night. I went to bed after 2:30 a.m., got up a bit before 5 a.m. I’m too old for that kind of stuff. Nothing that’s happening is serious compared to what some folks are facing but anything out of the ordinary gets the best of me, if I allow it.
Last night, after letting myself dwell on some of the issues that were bothering me, I went out to put the chickens up (did I mention that same morning after getting no sleep, I got stung by a red wasp?) and I saw the sun setting.
It was a beautiful sunset through the old mesquite tree with the fig tree in the background, and I was reminded that no matter the trials of today, the sun will come up in the morning . . a new day will dawn. I can continue to dwell on things that have happened or I can move on and while not forgetting the lessons learned through problems, I can find a way to make the best of it, be a good person and be happy.
After putting the chickens up and walking back towards the house, on the other side of the house, the storm clouds were rolling in. I thought . . how ironic . on one side, a beautiful, calming, thought provoking sunset and on the other side of the house, a scary looking storm was building, a storm that made me want to go in the house, close the blinds and hunker down. That’s kinda how life has been . . close the blinds, lock myself inside and hunker down, but that’s now how I want to live my life. I so appreciate having friends I can confide in and friends who are understanding and helpful – not necessarily giving advice but offering an open ear and a shoulder.
All storms pass . . whether it’s a personal storm or a weather related storm. This too shall pass. Life will return to “normal” again. Sometimes, I think it takes the bad to appreciate the good. I so rarely feel bad that when I do feel bad and then feel good again, I’m kinda thankful for having felt bad just to remind myself how blessed I am to feel good most of the time.
I am very blessed in so many ways and I hope I never get to the point where I count the problems more than I count the blessings.