Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Musings

Here on the east coast it's starting to actually feel like spring with temperatures soaring into the 70's and it feels much needed. Ah the joys of sun!

For such a beautiful day I surely have been thinking way too much this Monday....

It's been said that God doesn't give us more than we can handle.  Though I know I should not doubt, sometimes I do.  For instance, these past few years it feels like before even one issue is resolved another comes to be.  Finances, health, house, work, you name it. Stress. I find myself all too often saying "when it rains it pours".  And I just wonder if the rain will ever let up, enough to get in some genuine sunshine. The moment I seem to see a glimmer of sunshine the clouds roll in.

Such as this weekend, the man got his taxes done this weekend.  In addition to working a full time job, he runs a small business on the side.  But he has never taken the time to create financial books, remove taxes, nor even keep track of how much he earns....leading to him now owing the irs a lot!  Lesson learned....if you run a business of any kind make sure to pay taxes as the irs is always out there lurking. Yes I know sounds like common sense but you would be surprised at the number of people who don't do it, or try to devise shady ways around it. Like I always say you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink it. Anyway....

What does this all mean?  More stress for him which he certainly does not need right now.  More stress for me which I don't need either, yada, yada, yada.  Probably the biggest impact and disappointment is the realization that we won't be able to buy a house anytime soon.  Well unless I win the lottery. :)  Putting that house dream on the back burner yet again is a tough as it feels like it affects so much else.

Sometimes it's hard as some of the difficulties imposed upon us are out of our control, for instance many, no most of the health issues.  But even harder to accept, is those things that we can control but fail to do. 

Our life is a combination of both. Isn't everyone's?

This Monday I just want to bask in the sun, pretend to not have a care in the world.  Ah if only it was that easy.  Yet maybe it is as yesterday I shot some hoops, even got the man to play a round of horse and I have to admit in that moment all those troubles seemed to disappear.  If even just for a moment.  The key is in distracting the mind. Some days I find that play can be the perfect remedy for that. 

While I believe that one must deal with their problems head on such as creating/implementing solid plans, working hard, devoting time, doing lots of research, doing things we may not want to do, being open minded, not procrastinating, etc...basically doing everything possible that one can possible do to help or resolve the issue.  But when all that is said and done each day, the mind then needs to put it behind it for the day and find ways to distract itself from the negative to focus on the positive.

And today being in the high 70's seems a great of day as any to put that concept in motion!

So I'm grabbing the skateboard and hitting the pavement.  First goal is to simply smell the daffodils that are blooming all around here....

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