“Granny k”, you might say, “What is a laundry loop?”
“First of all,” I answer, “laundry is a never-ending loop. You wear the clothes, you wash the clothes, you wear the clothes, you wash the clothes, you….well, you get the idea. Today, I decided to extend the loop.”
You might be confused. “Whatever do you mean, Granny K?”
“Well, I put in a load of jeans and washed them.” I answer. “When it was time to put them into the dryer, I discovered a load of towels that never got put away. I got started on folding. Halfway through, I decided to get going on the next load, so turned on the machine to get the water going. I always put the soap in after some water is in the machine to avoid it making strange marks on the clothes (it really can do that!). When I opened the washer to add the soap, I discovered that the jeans that I had already washed were still in there! DOH!”
“oh no!” You exclaim. “What did you do?”
“I had to do another spin cycle to empty the water. I decided to start on other chores while waiting. After a while, I decided to get going on laundry again, so turned on the water. ” I sigh loudly.
“Let me guess,” You might say. “The jeans were still in there?”
I sigh again. “Yep.”
Third time is the charm?
I have heard about such things as working towards a perfect life, or finding a perfect job. Heck, at one time, I even joined the masses in trying to achieve these things! I used to be a “joiner”, you know.
I love kids. Anyone who reads my poor, neglected blog will know that. I have always found children fascinating. So, in my youth I thought my perfect job would be owning a child care facility and working with kids. I actually did this for fifteen years. Instead of being happy that I had achieved my perfect job, I was never satisfied with the way it was going. I wished I had the money for a better playground, or a bigger house to run the business in. I wished I had more help so I could have more time to develop the perfect preschool curriculum. I wished, and wished, and wished. So, I felt that my perfect job was still far away, and I needed to work harder for it.
Now that I am older, I ponder at the thought of a perfect life. What the heck would that be, anyway? I can almost (I say almost because although I know tons of things, I don’t know everything!) guarantee that even if you get to a place that you previously thought would be perfect, you won’t quite be satisfied. You will want just a little more of this or that or the other thing. Because that is how we humans are.
I’m not saying that is a bad thing. I think we need goals to keep us driven and excited. We have a need to improve upon ourselves at all times. We want just a little more.
What I suggest is this…work towards that little more and be excited, just don’t forget to appreciate and enjoy what you have right now, too. You will miss so much if you are too focussed on that dream of someday.
I will now leave you with this gem of wisdom to ponder.