Running Free

Running Free

Monday, October 20, 2008

Just another Monday Morning

...and after a spot of coffee with my husband who is now at the office grinding through another day I got to thinking. What would it be like if the daily straggle of grocery shopping, laundry and sending our loved ones off to school and work didn't exist? What if I were just me without a network of family members to care for and a full time job to take my time? ..It is good to be alive.

What if...well, on this Monday morning I counted my blessings that I have a husband and son to care for. And although the grind of matching socks and keeping toilets clean and making sure there is fresh milk in the refrigerator are just that-a bit of a grind the options and alternatives could be so much more bleak....

I could be sitting somewhere without a roof over my head, with one arm or one limb missing. I could have no skills to help me make my way in this wacky world. I could have bombs dropping on me. Or a case of malaria one door away. I could have a parent missing- incarcerated, sick or dead. There are so many people so much worse off than I that as I contemplate the best way to untangle a wet pair of jeans from a slippery black sock wrapped tighter than a boa constrictor around its victim...how truly blessed I am. Monday October 20th - I will count my blessings and make it not just another Monday morning....

I am reminded of Sesame Street - given the rules and regulations of Wall Street and the rather chaotic state of affairs the simple truths of Sesame Street seem so much well, easier and honest I guess you could say.

"Sunny day sweeping the clouds away..."and I promise to try and make this Monday morning a bit more than just another Monday....

2 comments:

cigana said...

I am in total agreement with you. We intoxicate our selves and senses with so much outside elements that we very often forget the inner elements - like what makes us unique, our ability to love and to receive love, the recognition that there a superior "being" out there that have architect, planned and constructed the beauty of these planet. When we look only to our own circle, we tend to see our misfortunes and problems as being the biggest and most terrible ones. Only when we turn our attention to others, we start to realize "You know, my situation is not so bad after all..." Right on, sis, count your blessings!!!

xando24 said...

Camerone, this is great! Cant wait to read more stuff from you :)

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