Mothers day

Mothers day

I worked all day. I work every Sunday. I have for years. I don’t celebrate holidays but not for religious reasons. I just don’t seed the point and not in the bitter way. Life should be celebrated everyday. My children, your children should respect you. I believe if your a good parent they do. Now, that’s an all encompassing general statement. I am sure I will write about eventually.

Holidays seem to have a lot of pressure no matter what holiday is. Easter has easter baskets. Halloween has candy and costumes. Christmas has gifts. There’s a lot of pressure. It’s a lot of money. Money that is wasted on junk, on commercialism. We decorate. We enjoy the day. We celebrate with good food. We are grateful for the life we have. I just don’t like the pressure and the money could be better spent. That said I had a great mothers day.

No plans. I didn’t think anything of it on Saturday, but my kids had no plans for the weekend. It afforded me the time to do what I wanted to do. I didn’t think about this till Sunday, but when I did I realized how amazing my life is.

Everything I wanted to do. That’s exactly what happened. I got to do it all. My garden is coming along and in fact it’s doing better than better. I work out there a great deal and it’s paying off. I’m proud. I made tomitillio salsa it was great. I made homemade pasta sauce it was awesome. Gourmet burgers were amazing. Hung out with my kid doing nothing, incredible. My kids didn’t complain or whine. I didn’t have to be angry. My weekend was awesome, but better.

I am grateful not that I had a great mothers day, but because I had a great weekend. It doesn’t matter what weekend it was. It is recommend that one should list, in whatever way, ten things they are grateful for everyday. I don’t do this always and I don’t always have ten. Then there are day I am just not grateful at all for anything no matter what it is.

I watch people that celebrate. Christmas is the best example. People save for Christmas. Put presents under the tree. Wait patiently with anticipation for the day. Two months of waiting and then ……….. nothing. I hate that feeling. When the presents are gone it’s over. Disappoint sets in and it’s over. It is now in the past. That sucks no matter how I look at it, it sucks. I like the tree, the food, the wine, just not the pressure of presents. I suppose I buy them. We shop a bit during this time because there are some good deals. I tell my kids that they can put there recently bought items under the tree if they like. They never do. They are never disappointed. As it turns out my kids get just about everything they need and most things they want throughout the year. We go places and do things all the time. Not because it’s a holiday, but because it’s life. Why wait for a holiday when you can do it today.

There was one summer we lived in our toy hauler. The whole summer. We stayed local and still went to work. It was incredible. The most fun ever. It was a vacation nestled in life. Good times, good times. I guess I’m just saying why wait for a holiday to celebrate anything. Carpe diem. Live life because your alive. Live it because you want to, because you can. You don’t have to travel the world or buy expensive gifts that break the bank to have a wonderful life. You just need you, a friend or two, maybe a little family, a dog helps if you like, and a smile.

I had a great mothers day. It was a label for the day. I had a great weekend, because I had a great weekend. For no other reason, life is good.


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