I feel it has been a "Monday" all week long...
I just got off the phone with my sister. She is stuck on a run way in New York . She has been at the airport since 7:30am, on the plane since 8:30 am. It's 11:00am there now and the Captian just told them they are #30 in line to take off. YUCK! Thing is she doesn't even know what the hold up is. It's rained a bit, but nothing too threatening. So she's stuck through no fault of her own just waiting for the chance to fly. Ever had one of those days?
I think I have had one of those weeks. Nothng horrible has happened. In fact everything is fine. But every time I try to get something done, the wheels just spin and spin but I don't seem to be making any progress. And through no fault of mine, things keep breaking. What things? Well... the garage door(the thing won't open or close even by hand and there are wires sticking out!) , the front door (won't close unless it's locked) , the attic ladder (the spring broke) , the computer monitor (died) , the car alarm on the van ( goes off if the van is locked for more than ten minutes for no reason) , Rob's cell phone screen (died) ... just random little necessary things. And I just got a notice from Pay Pal that a third party tried to access my account...I don't even think I have a pay pal account. Did I unknowingly pick up a gremlin somewhere?
I have to wonder if this has anything to do with with my resolve to try to be more thankful and more positive in all situations. Yes, I made that resolve last week. Do you think the devil heard me and is trying to test me? Thoughts to ponder.
But in keeping with my new resolve, I am going to keep on keeping on while believing that what is broken can be repaired, and eventually that big long to-do list will get done. I guess we have to enjoy the ride whether we feel we are going anywhere or not. I am thankful to have a comfy house with a garage door, a van, a cell phone and a computer monitor (even if they are temporarily broken). I keep thinking of the people hit so hard by Katrina last September.
While they are grateful to be alive, life is very different for so many Katrina survivors. Their houses aren't anywhere near being fully repaired. Their communities are still in shambles. Many are paying morgages on houses that are only half standing. Yet many I have seen on TV or have heard about from people who have been there, have not lost hope and have not let themselves give in to despair. They are taking the curve life has thrown them and making the best of it while being grateful for the life they are left with. That is the best any of us can do.
So if I have to spend three hours on the phone trying to figure out the Pay Pal mess, or if my sister has to sit on a plane on a run way going no where all day, we still have good lives. We still have lots to be grateful for. We still need to praise God for the day and the time we are given. Thanks for joining me for this rambling lesson to myself. Hope to get back into the swing of blogging again soon! :)
PS ~ You might find it hilarious that this is the message I got just now when I tried to publish.
Could not connect to Blogger.com. Saving and publishing may fail!No lie! Even my blogger is broken... you would think today is a MONDAY or something!