Pearls From Swine
Well I got the first of three loads of laundry done. With the breeze and the pleasant temperatures I should be done by the end of the day. I made pancakes this morning topped with sliced apple sautéed with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar. It’s something Mr. French taught me while watching “Family Affair”. Lisa’s situated in her recliner, I got the bed’s made up and the medicine has been taken. I still got dishes to wash and lunch to prep, but my meds hadn’t kicked in yet so I’m just sitting outside chilling.
I just got through having a text conversation with a young friend, who for lack of a better word, I’ve adopted. Over the last few years I’ve given advice and encouraged them as much as I can over our cultural and long distance divide. Thinking about them and my own situation, I’ve gained some perspective over what my goals and dreams can be. I’m content with how the way my life is going. Financially everything’s pretty much crap. But spiritually and physically, I seem to be on an upswing. And while this sounds more like an update instead of some great moral truth. The quality of your life is about attitude and determination.
Right now I’m not feeling my best, and while this may calm down as the medication and a little quiet time kick in. Shit still has to get done. For the last 35 years, the only person I could depend on was myself. Recently my kids have helped, but with Lisa on the disabled list, it’s pretty much up to me again to steer the ship. While I’m not as strong as I used to be, things are getting done. Life often isn’t what we dreamed it would be. I’ve taken so many turns on my roadmap looks more like a maze. But it’s my maze to navigate. Look at your attitude and determination; and ask yourself , am I steering this thing in the right direction? If not, adjust as you see fit. Life is never going to be a straight path or an easy stroll.
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