Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Okay for Now
As I filled the horses’ water buckets at 6:30 this morning, I was wondering how it would feel to be comfortably settled into a routine that had no stress. I have some neighbors who get up every morning, go to the same job they’ve had for many years, get their weekly paychecks, mow their lawns, watch their kids’ soccer games and sleep soundly each night. Some folks might call that boring, but in this troubled world I find it so appealing.
So, drinking my coffee and standing in Silk’s stall, I stopped to appreciate this one day where everything was okay right here, right now. Siete is feeling better. Silk isn’t itching. My dog, Pepper, finally ate some food and slept comfortably last night. My daughter is happy in her new school. Even though my mom is seeing imaginary people out by the barn, I can deal with that. We’re not recovering from or waiting for a hurricane, although that may change by the weekend.
Every day, all of us face unexpected challenges. I know it’s more than likely an illusion that my neighbors live so calm and happy in their routines. But as you know, I also treasure the days that I can find real peace in my chaotic life.