A Different Take On Things

March 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

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I was watching a re-run of a favorite show.

It seems in the household of the Jim Anderson’s, someone is always complaining. Sound familiar? One of Jim’s colleges offered him a weekend at his lake cabin. At dinner that evening,dad proposed the idea to the family.(Keep in mind they had ham for dinner again!) At first the family said no, there were too many things to be done. Betty needs her own phone, Bud needs a power saw, Mom needs a new stove and sink. Jim talks the family into driving up just for the day to see the place. Well- the cabin was falling down after Betty falls into the lake because the boat was not tied properly. Swiss family Anderson they become.Dad finds some onions and potatoes for dinner, they clean up the cabin best they can and settle in for what seems a long night. the next morning they are rescued and back to civilization again. BUT, they have a new perspective on the old house, they no longer feel the need to move into a larger home, Betty does not really need her own phone anymore and Bud does not need another power saw. Mom is just fine with her old stove and oven and they can all take a nice shower tonight. I love this episode because sometimes I need the reminder that my life is perfect the way it is now. The Anderson’s got a taste of what roughing it really was. the family even sat down to a ham dinner again the next night- and enjoyed every bite.

Sometimes I feel like I have too much on my plate. It is easy to feel overwhelmed. I have to think up creative outlets for the times I am struggling. Writing has always been an outlet for me. I am winging this story as I am going along. I know spring is around the corner(which one I don’t know,but I hear it is coming) smile. Our lives has become so fast paced, we don’t hardly have enough time to breath before going to the next project. No wonder we fall into bed exhausted. I need to take time and unwind, relax with a cup of tea on occasion. I am blessed I have my writing as a way to escape and remember the good times in my life. I found out through personal tragedies life can forever change in a moment, but we can always see the beauty around us God has given to us. Even a snowy day! So the next time life comes at you hard, just remember all you do have, the stress will leave soon. In this great country of ours, we have so much to be thankful for. Make the most of everyday you have. Hug the kids extra tight tonight and cheer them on in their games, they will be grown before you know it. 

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