Thursday, February 24, 2011

i almost had it right

i've been giving a lot of attention to adding order my daily routine,
and i must admit that i have been feeling it come together.
this morning i was prancing around on a high...
i had fed my kids a healthy breakfast,
got them dressed,
made beds,
no tv,
got sam to preschool,
worked out,
played with will one on one while maggie was napping,
cleaned the kitchen and front room,
folded a load of laundry,
showered & dressed in cute clothes with hair & make-up,
and a lunch plan ready
all by 11:30 in time to pick sam up from preschool.
i felt good.
i was calm & poised.
i had nailed the morning.
i felt like i was really getting the hang of this life stuff.
just as i was turning the corner to go up the hill to pick sam up,
i realized i really didn't have as much of a clue as i thought.
i quickly spotted a teenage boy up the street on the sidewalk.
he had a very obvious handicap.
he was on permanent crutches and his legs were just dangling as he drug them along.
the hill is rather steep.
he was only able to take 3-4 strides before he had to stop for a break.
as i drove by our eyes met.
they were kind eyes,
successful eyes.
it was in those eyes that i got my reality check.
a simple, yet powerful reminder of where i want my happiness to come from,
and i can assure you it is not from a life of having a perfect routine everyday.
that was my reminder.


Amanda said...

oh my goodness...i know exactly who you are talking about. i remember seeing him walk up 1800 almost everyday. he is amazing. i always had those same thoughts as life is so easy.

BreAnna said...

Great post! Thanks for the reminder, so so true!

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