Just For Today


Everyone is entitled to a bitch and moan day. That’s okay right? Well, today is mine. Hopefully, tomorrow won’t be the same. I keep seeing this quote online, “Depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been strong for too long.” by Author Unknown. Today, I feel like I’ve been strong for too long. Before I go on, I have to say that I’m normally not what the kids call a “hater.”  I actually take joy in the success of people around me. Often times, I’m helping others more than I help myself. Just for today, I can’t help but ask, why them and not me?

By them, I mean people I know who have been grimy. A dead-beat dad who’s chosen to be estranged from my children.  Lying, cheating ex-boyfriends. Shady family members who have stolen from me.  How do their dreams come true before mine? I’m the parent who chose to stay and raise my children. I was the ever faithful partner in all of my relationships. Family, that’s sacred to me. I would never intentionally hurt my own flesh and blood.

So, I’m left wondering how the dead-beat dad has a lovely wife, other children, and a home in Florida. With a pool no less. An ex-fiancée finally purchasing a home. This, after he messed up our plans. Two weeks from closing on a home we were supposed to purchase, he’s caught being unfaithful.  Yet I get turned down for a home loan on a stupid technicality. It makes no sense to me. Just for today…

I realize that there are people worse off.. Given the recent tragedies in the world, I should be thanking my lucky stars. Normally, I do.  It may not seem like it, but I do believe in the law of Karma. I have a firm grasp of the “grass is not always greener” notion.  Yet, here I am whining and complaining. Luckily, it’s just for today.

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2 responses to “Just For Today

  • Scott Niven

    While I don’t smoke pot myself, I’ve also wondered why the laws were so different between smoking pot and drinking alcohol. In general, if I was to meet someone on the street and they were going to be one or the other, I’d prefer the person who was high! 🙂

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