It was a hard day today, but at the same time, it was a rewarding day. The bad came with the good, and the good came with the bad. I have been told that the ups and downs of our lives are lessons for us to learn from. So in wanting everything always “happy” I have, in more than one occasion, missed the lesson that came with the not-so- good, not so happy.
There was no big thing that occurred, just a lot of, “you have to be kidding me” moments, that left me wanting to drink a bottle of wine with a straw. I stopped myself, or I should say, my husband stopped me when he texted me and asked if I wanted to get away for the weekend with him. He and I were having one of those not so good days, nothing big again, just the stuff that can grow into a big pile of yuck.
I wanted to just say, “no, are you kidding me?”, but I stopped, took a breath, and looked at the good, the “lesson”. He got it, I thought, he’s trying; do the right thing and say “yes”.
This morning, the last of our rescued bunnies, passed away. My daughter and I tried to take care of four baby bunnies our dog found. I, at first, was like, are you kidding me, take care of what? I truly don’t have time for this, and I knew the odds where stacked against them. I took a breath, and looked at the good, the lesson. One of my children is showing compassion, wants to help and take care of a living thing. How beautiful is that? As parents, don’t we all want our children to have compassion? So we did everything humanly possible, but in the end, nature took its course. It was sad, but what a beautiful thing to have shared together.
Last night, I also had to sit at my son’s baseball game. As much as I love doing that, the weather made it so that you took cover all night. Wind and dirt. I was eating the dirt while the wind covered me with dirt. And it was cold. Are you kidding me?, I thought again.
You see, the lesson, the “good”, is that he was happy, and I was there. We laughed about it all the way home, and it was okay.
So the week wasn’t so perfect, but let me tell you, it was a good, good week…and its only the beginning.