June 05, 2010

Reminding Myself

Yesterday was the last day of school. The three youngest kids came home with their report cards and the name of next years teachers. I am finding it hard to believe that I will have a second, fifth, sixth, and eighth grader. I don't know where the time keeps going.

We have a pretty busy first week of summer and then things calm down considerably. Well as calmed down as life gets with four growing children. Brent and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary the other day. I had to laugh as the celebrating didn't take place until 8 o'clock at night due to kid's activities.

It is times like those I like to remind myself that one day our time and attention will not be in as much demand. I find myself doing that a lot lately reminding myself...

Reminding myself the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Reminding myself that there are people who are worse off than I.

Reminding myself that life does not progress on my time table.

So much reminding and I get to feeling a little grouchy.

I don't think I am alone. There is a whole country who is dealing with the consequences of unemployment, under unemployment, and just the feelings of being overwhelmed.

I guess it is easy to look at others and feel they aren't feeling it as much as you are. The truth is we don't know what other people are going through. The old saying, "Don't judge a man before you walk a mile in his shoes." I guess that is why I keep reminding myself to live today and worry about tomorrow...well tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I just need to focus more on the good and less on the things that are out of my control.

Even though it would be nice to have a great big EASY button.

Hugs, Laughter, and Prayers


Angie said...

Who'd they get?

Me, Myself and I said...

Okay, I'm going to Staples to buy you that button already...

I was thinking that exact thing today in church, that we all have things we're dealing with. We don't know everbody's struggles, but we do know everybody has them. Some are just better at hiding them than others.

PS - "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes." -Jack Handey