Tuesday, May 30, 2017
I Don't Have
I STILL don't have a job.
I started to follow the thought down the rabbit hole of grey thoughts, disillusionment and fear. Then, I paused on the edge, and started thinking about the other things I don't have.
I don't have a broken leg.
I don't have a sick child. (thank you, thank you!)
I don't have a hole in my roof, and there are no cracks in the house's foundation.
I don't have squirrels living in the eaves.
I don't have to say a prayer each time I turn the key when I get into the car. I'm pretty sure it will start. And if it doesn't, I have a good mechanic to fix it, AAA to tow it there, and friends who would help me get to where ever it was I wanted to go when I got into the car.
I don't have flood waters lapping at my door, and there have been no armed thugs lurking in the yard.
I don't have an appointment for a meeting with Trump on my calendar. (I can't think it would go well.)
There are no odd, suspicious smells arising from underneath my cabinets or anywhere in the basement.
I don't have any wasp stings.
Yes, I don't have a job. But there are so many other troubles I also don't have.
What I DO have is today, today is the only day I have, and I will choose how to spend it.
I will step back from the edge of the rabbit hole, and enjoy the thousand shades of green highlighted by the cloudy sky. I will take some baby steps in my job hunt. I will check off a few of the things on my long list of 'Things To Take Care Of Before The Wedding'.
And I will take a quick moment to send a prayer in the direction of the people who have more troubles than I.