Monday, October 13, 2008

Oh the life we live..

This weekend was a crazy one my friends. It all started on Thursday when I found out at work that I had to work everyday of the weekend. So Friday night, I went to work from 5 to 9:30, and managed to come back to my dorm, to find all of my friends rearing and ready to go out. I felt horribly tired, and just couldn't bring myself to go out with them. Instead I stayed in, watched the movie "Knocked Up" and fell asleep. 

Saturday was even more interesting. I woke up, knowing what the day ahead of me entailed, and immediately wanted to go back to bed. I got to hang out with my girls during the day, but had to go to work again from 5 to 9. It was then that my crazy night began. At work, I got to see 2 sets of 40 year old boobs, 3 screaming children, and 4 credit card sales. After I got off work, I had to do service work for my Fraternity. We decided to be ISU's designated driver service for the evening. HOLY CRAP! That is about all I have to say. 12 drunk men, 6 drunk girls, and 1 whom i don't know the sex of later... it was 3 am. I WAS EXHAUSTED! I returned to my dorm after this falling asleep finally at about 3:30am.

Sunday I woke up at 8am. It was time to work the childrens carnival. Again, doing service for APO, but this I was really looking forward to. I got to drive some less fortunate people to the carnival and back, experiencing what it was like to be them. I worked the carnival from 10 to 2:30 and had to leave to go to real work. It was there that it all finally caught up to me. I had to work from 3 to 6:30 and by the time I was off work.. my entire body was aching. 

I got home from work on sunday night, watched desperate housewives and found myself asleep by 9:30.

What a weekend huh? What I got from this weekend was how fortunate we all are in life. Having people we love around us, activities to participate in, and a roof over our heads. I find myself wondering how it is that I find so much to complain about? The people I gave rides to were so thankful, for something I was quite honestly dreading. It really opened my eyes to what life is all about. 

Life isn't about how much money you have, what purses you have on your arms, what clothes you wear, or what you drive. Life is about how much love you have in your life. Look around yourself and realize how lucky you are to have what you have. I forget how lucky I am just to be able to walk down the stairs, and grab something to eat, reach in the fridge and grab something to drink, and yet I still complain that "there is nothing to eat". Perhaps we have forgotten just how much we have. 

The next time you drive to work, or pass someone on the sidewalk, remember how lucky you are to have what you have. Remember all the people in your life who love you, and remember that in life, there truly isn't anything we should be complaining about...

I love you all and thank God everyday for you. Kisses and hugs!


Maggie is... said...

You are so right! It's weird when we learn the same lessons together separately, isn't it? One of my instructors at the gym says at the end of every grueling workout, "Look what our bodies let us do today." Amen, sister. It might have hurt, I might not have been looking forward to it, but damn, I can do it, therefore I will continue.

So look what the world taught us this weekend! Love you, Tor. Looking forward to celebrating family and the life of one of our favorite two-year-olds!

Charlie and Cindy said...

On Sunday I had such a difficult time sitting in church listening the the missionary priest who was there. There is so much poverty here, and so many people blame all the poor for their own circumstances. I am proud I raised you to understand the life all around you.