March 16, 2017


Today has been a learning day as you will see if you read to the end.

After dropping my daughter off at soccer camp I went for my first run in six weeks. It was raining and I was in a crappy mood. My hip hurt and it was cold. I decided to scrap it and head home for a hot shower and a cup of tea.

As I sat with my tea, surfing Facebook, a boatload of posts popped up from friends on vacation in California, Arizona and Hawaii. I made some comments about being jealous and dreamt of August when I would fly to San Diego. It seems so far away.

Grabbing my gortex I head out to do the grocery shopping. It’s been a while so I need to do a major shop. The cart is full and as the checker finishes and tells me how much the total bill is I can’t help but gasp a little.

Leaving the grocery store I think about dinner. Should I make chicken or pasta? I hate having to decide what to make for dinner. Ugh why did I park so far away from the store.

A young man was sitting on the sidewalk as I headed down the street. A sign next to him asked for spare change so he could buy food. It was raining and he was soaking wet. Beside him a small backpack and blanket.

I sat in my car and thought…..I am an idiot.

5 thoughts on “March 16, 2017

  1. Sharon March 16, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    It reminds me that “first world problems are not problems”. 🙂

  2. candidkay March 16, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    My son is working on being a glass half full person. I often have to tell him “Flip it” when he starts to complain. “I have so much homework” becomes “I get to go to a great school a lot of kids would love to go to”, etc. It sounds cheesy, but I find that when I focus on the positive in the moment and the goal state, my world changes. With nothing really changing:).

  3. camparigirl March 16, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    It takes nothing to remember how easy we have it compared to others.

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