Feb 22, 2012

A Day in the Life is Good....

I couldn't think of a good topic. Two topics came to mind...a "day in the life" and "life is good." I do have to say that the "Life is Good" company was onto something when they made their slogan "Do what you like. Like What you Do." Brilliant in it's simplicity. It's sort of like that line in "City Slickers" where Curly (is that his name) tells Billy Crystal's character that it's about "One thing". Obviously that one thing can have smaller components, but basically life boils down to one thing...and it can be anything, but it is that one thing that makes you happy.

(Added a few days later...I came across this "button" and well, here it is...


 

Odd story (perhaps) to share. I'm divorced (that's not the odd part). When I was married I had a very tenuous relationship with my ex husband's sister. I won't got into any of the nitty gritty since it's all water under the bridge at this point.


Recently something came up and it in an instant, I realized that much of our problems really stemmed from issues with my ex husband. His relationship with me. And, his relationship with his sister. Once I realized this, a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. I decided to email her to let her know. I didn't hear back for about 2 weeks and I thought "OK, maybe I was wrong about it." But, then she emailed me back acknowledging that she knew that many of the issues between the two of us were extensions of the relationship b/t her and her brother. I feel somewhat vindicated.

I think I've always felt uneasy about standing my ground. That I wasn't emotionally strong enough to be me. I really struggled with confidence for many years. It wasn't until I went through the divorce process (which spanned my late 30s until just after my 41st birthday) that I really feel that I came into my own. Through the process of being on my own again, I found strength and confidence that I never knew I had.

My life now is good. Tiring and hard, but good. I'm a single working mom to a really cute 10 year old who has some extra needs. He struggles with many things that other kids his age do without thinking. To the outsider, many of his struggles aren't apparent, but that doesn't mean that they are there. Big picture, my ex and I get along well. Of course we have our differences, but for the most part we get along. It's funny how some of the things he labeled as issues in our marriage (ie reminding him of dates and things to do) he know asks of me....Um, I'm not your secretary, so don't ask me to remind you of what you need to do. It's kind of funny actually.

Wow, this is a real rambling post. As I said, I really didn't know what to write about, but I wanted to write. Hope I didn't bore you too much!

Life is good!

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