Ever have “one of those weeks”?
Sure ya have, and so do I. Here’s a list of things that have broken down and become unusable in the past week:
My (new) earphones
Here is a list of things which need immediate repair in order to remain usable:
Sweetie’s computer (that one’s my fault, I tried to fix it!)
You’ll note that without a car, bike repairs are high priority… And without a computer, writing becomes slow and awkward on my iPod.
It’s just odd that so many things would break in such a short period of time. Maybe it’s just time for new stuff… Following a modest period of less stuff.
This week I was thinking of Eckhart Tolle, explaining that suffering is created when the world as it is does not meet our expectations, and it’s true. You expect things that were working yesterday to work today! When they don’t, it’s natural to protest this new paradigm, even mourn the loss of what you expected your life today to be like today, and going forward.
It can suck to feel like you’re slipping backward.
But of course, as my kind friend advised me, its okay to just look at the unexpected things in life and say, just for a second, “This sucks.” Even if its not a *real* problem, even as you count your blessings, it’s okay to take off your hat, spit on the ground and, in your best western accent mutter, “Awwww sheeeeeeeeiiiiiiit.”
So here’s my serenity prayer:
God give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, take your name in vain just once, then move on to count my blessings.
EDIT: We can now add “Coffee Maker” to the list of broken things.
What is going on???