Attitude Changes Everything


Sorry I haven’t posted in a few days. I went through a little bit of re-discovery. Tuesday I was happy to get back to normal, but the next day I did absolutely NOTHING. (Although I managed to beat my high score on Scramble over at facebook.) I had a big ol’ case of the ‘blahs.’ There was no particular reason I had these feelings. There’s the possibility that it was the crappy Pittsburgh weather. But I woke up on Thursday morning, and my attitude changed.

The sun was shining, and I had a new peace. As I was drinking a cup of coffee that morning in my kid-less house (they were at school), my brain started thinking what my life would be like if I had all the money I ever needed. I imagined my bank account just overflowing with cash. You want to know what I figured out? My life really wouldn’t be much different.

Sure, I would buy more stuff, and possibly go more places. But my daily life would be pretty much the same. I would still be getting up in the morning. I would still be getting the kids to school. There would still be toys to clean up, laundry to do, birthday gifts to buy and dinner to make. I would still live in this house, drive my car and drink the same coffee. Yes, if I had a crapload of cash, we may not own the restaurant anymore, but I’m not so sure about that. I mean, it’s like our child right now. Most likely, I would still have that hour or so in the morning to catch up on restaurant work. Yeah, I could hire somebody to do the grunt work. So I might get a couple more hours to myself each day. But what would I do with that time? I’m sure for a month or so, I would just enjoy the fact that I HAD some time. But I would start some project and get involved in something.

And I’d be back to the same place.

So, I’ve reached another plateau of happiness. Acceptance is good. I’m really not a worrier. So, if we’re low on cash one month, I actually handle it pretty well.

That’s not to say that I wouldn’t take some cash if it came along.

Mama doesn’t NEED a new pair of shoes, but I sure wouldn’t mind a few. And hardwood floors. Ooooh, and a maid to do the scrubbing. (Yeah, I don’t scrub all that much. So again, money wouldn’t really change my life, but it might make my house more clean!). I think my kids have felt this new calmness. They’ve been great the past couple of days. We’ve had fun, and we haven’t really done anything special.

Yup, it’s all about the attitude :)

Categories : attitude, life, money, parenting

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