Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Contentment

Lately I’ve been a bit overwhelmed, and this morning was no different. I was stressed about a Spanish exam, I still hadn’t decided on a topic for my research paper, the dust bunnies in the closet were ganging up on me, the fat lady in the mirror scared me half to death, and I accidentally stepped on the cat. By the time I got out of the house, I was a self-conscious, overly worried bundle of nerves. Then, something magical happened.

I went blank on a couple of items on the Spanish test – and it was okay. I saw the fat lady’s reflection in a window – and she wasn’t so scary any more. At lunch, I actually let myself just enjoy eating lunch instead of frantically searching for a research topic while I dripped salad dressing all over my books – and the world kept right on spinning. I had no idea things could work that way.

Who knows what changed. Maybe the planets all aligned. Maybe some wish I made on a star one night so long ago I’ve forgotten what the wish actually was finally came true. Heck, maybe I’ve just achieved some kind of miraculous hormonal balance that has washed all my cares away. I’ll never know for sure, but this afternoon has been absolutely splendid. The changing leaves are more vivid, my husband is more handsome, my children are more precious, and the fact that I have no idea what to fix for dinner doesn’t bother me in the least.

Yes, life is good.

6 comments:

Jeff Walker said...

I also went blank on a few. Of course, she had the verbs and items I didn't study. Overall, I think I made an A or a B. I also did my Quinceanera paper, so I've got those extra points too.

I see the fat man in the mirror and every time I do this: instead of saying "Lord, you're fat" I think "You're awesome". Sometimes I buy it, sometimes I don't. At least I'm saying it, though.

momof3gr8kids said...

Tricksy, she is. As soon as I saw the test, I thought,"Oh, Jeffrey's not gonna like this!" ;)

Sheila Cason said...

I love this too! I'm going to keep coming back for more. Can I use a line or two and give you a link or two for Beauty...on the weblog

momof3gr8kids said...

Sheila,
Of course you can. That's the best compliment ever. :)

Sheila Cason said...

You're today's post on Beauty...on the weblog. Keep up the good work.

Hope you and your family have a great thanksgiving!

Sheila

bluemountainmama said...

i love these little glimpses of
'LIFE' that we sometimes get, when the veil falls off our eyes...even if just for a moment lovely post!