“Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself”-
I complain a bit too much about my hardships, I know. I complain about working two schedules, single parenting, property taxes, the condition of my house, which I can’t afford to maintain as it needs. I lament the lack of downtime in my life. Like Tina Turner’s “big wheel” that keeps on rolling, my hamster wheel ends where it was when I started running at 3 am. I have so much to be happy about, however, and that’s what I choose to focus on today.
I’m not in a hut with a dirt floor . I have screens on my windows… I have windows, and a door- not sheets in place of windows and doors, as I’ve seen in my travels. I have food to eat, and my children are healthy and in school. I have a job and a healthy body that allows me to work. I work with a lot of great people. I have friends. So, even though I complain a bit on occasion, I am aware of the fact that in the big scheme of things, my life is beautiful.
Today is a ten-minute writing challenge; we have ten minutes with which to create.
With my remaining minute, I will offer you some random advice:
When planning what to food to bring on an airplane, one should avoid the following: boiled eggs, Brussel sprouts, tuna fish, boiled cabbage.
THE DAILY POST
Oct 9, 2014
Ready, Set, Done
10 minutes. You and your keyboard (or smartphone. Or tablet. Or pen and paper). No pauses, no edits, no looking back: it’s free-write time!