It’s Saturday morning. I have my list of errands to run and assignments to complete. In the background I have music playing on a random rotation, care of Pandora. (Helps ensure I am in a good frame of mind).
Morning thank you to God. Done.
Quick text chat with my mom and sibs. Done.
Half hour exercise then shower and dress up. Done.
Decaf coffee and munchkins (weekends are my cheat time- do not judge). Done.
Now sitting at my work station at home sorting out some assignments to handle before I get in the car.
And then OneRepublic’s song “Good Life” plays.
And I smile.
Because, with all the drama around me – all in all I have a good life.
Yes my college kids have decided to extend their stay at home for a week (virtual classes) while I continue to pay for dorms and apartments.
And they are emptying my fridge at an alarming rate.
But I am grateful they are safe and healthy and that I can catch a glimpse of them throughout the day/night (when they emerge from their rooms).
Yes, I have work projects for the upcoming week, but currently I am enjoying the creativity I get to express doing so.
Yes, there are some major obstacles and things that have almost blindsided me in the past week, but I have been able to adjust and develop new strategies to address them.
I am still here.
I am still inspired to make a difference.
And I am able to smile.
“Oh, this has gotta be the good life,
This has gotta be the good life,
This could really be a good life,
Hoping each of you get a chance to smile this weekend.