Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Call Your Best Friend

I found this in the mailbox today. Since I'm house sitting, I know it wasn't meant for me, but then again maybe somehow it was. I'm starting to realize that even though things are... well... I don't even know where to begin. Even though my life got thrown into a tailspin over the last couple of weeks, I'm a fortunate person who has people that love and care about me. Unconditionally.

So I called and I ate the chocolate.

I thought about how Spring is a time of warmth and green and life. I thought about how good it will be to see my best friend for the first time in ten years. Jesus... ten years.

I'm not a believer in fate. I don't believe in a higher power. But I know that there are things that remind us what matters in life, things that we can either recognize or ignore.

In my previous blog I pilfered a phrase from someone.

I don't need a lot. I just need enough.

For a couple of weeks I've kept coming back to that. I read and re-read it and finally realized that with all the turmoil in my life, it was the one thing that I could hold onto. It was the one idea that made sense to me.

Because enough is different for everyone and being aware of that is what has tempered my frustration. "Enough" for me is perhaps too much for someone else.

So I contacted the person who wrote that to ask about it and received this by way of a reply.

"Though I've had some crazy hard times, and though I've repeatedly thought I'd get trapped in this hole, I realize - there has never been a time in my life that I haven't had 'enough'."

Her answer approaches things from a rather different perspective. Looking at things that way... well, I've got more than enough.

1 comment:

lubahlu said...

Your friend has a good approach. I often have to remind myself that everything always works out somehow. Often it's not the way I planned. Somehow, though, something good can come out of something bad. They may be disproportionate...way disproportionate...but there's always that something good to look out for.