Turdy Tuesday…

So I missed Motivational Monday because it was 100 degrees.  In my house.  For two days.  This occurs like clockwork every other year when I least expect it.  Naturally it occurs on a weekend.  When rates are a gazillion times higher, so we waited it out.  I’m probably a pound of sweat lighter, but that’s okay.  I was more worried about my dogs because the first night I sent my kids to my parents.  As it so happens, last night was the “Night before school” and I had this totally cool post I was going to do, but it didn’t happen.

This just in, today was record high for this date.  I repeat.  Record heat.  Felt like 103 degrees.  In the south.  In the humidity.  I almost threw up.  But I mean, hey. I made it.  On top of this, I opened my e-mail and read about a family that needs things for their sparsely furnished apartment and realized, well crap.  It could be worse.  Then I watched the video a friend posted…in memory of her husband.  And cried and cried.  And cried some more.  I just realized that my problems were not that bad.  They might seem bad to me, and in comparison to other people’s problems, maybe mine are worse.  I don’t know.  But when I read about situations like what some of my friends are going through, I think to myself, put on your BIG GIRL panties and carry on.

Life is a beautiful adventure and I get to go where I am needed.  I called my husband and continued to try to get words out of my mouth around ridiculous tears about this family I don’t know needing THINGS like furniture and what could I do and then about this situation where I wanted to help ease someone’s pain, but I didn’t know how and he listened to me babble until I was done.  Which didn’t end until I mentioned I was sad about both girls being in middle school.  I don’t even know what I am sad about at this point.  It was just everything.  I remember every sad thing at moments like this and they make me even more sad.

By the way, if I had gotten a good night’s sleep for two nights, I might not have been such a mess.  Who am I kidding, I probably would have been anyway.  So to end this reflection, what I have to say to you, is enjoy doing the things you love with those you love.  Help those in need.  Reach out.  And never be afraid to take a moment just to be sad…as long as you remember sad has its limits.  It’s time to be done with sad.  For now I am grateful.  I am grateful that I have a house with things in it, two girls who can go to school, and air conditioning….that occasionally needs freon.  I am profoundly grateful for my family and my husband’s support each and every day.

So it really is Terrific Tuesday after all.

Heartlight

 

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