Hopefully I am not alone in these untruths. Let me know, okay?
Also- Happy Friday! What do you have planned?
Lie #1: The Grocery Store I will just run in for five minutes. All we need is coffee, spinach, and butter.
Lie #2: Sticks and Stones I don’t care what people think of me. And gossip doesn’t hurt at all.
Lie #3: Tex Mex Health Kick I can eat all the chips and salsa I want and still wear skinny jeans.
Lie #4: Housework I am 100% caught up on ironing and dusting.
Lie #5: The Future is Certain. Solid as a Rock. We know exactly what life will look like a month, six months, and a year from now. We know how the turnpike construction will affect things, specifically.
Five lies. I tell myself this stuff all the time to get through the day. Or through the weeks and months. As silly as lies are, and as uncomfortable as the corresponding truths really are, the bottom lines are still pretty wonderful. Let’s focus on that instead:
Truth #1: We have all the food we need and a gorgeous menu ready to go at the farm. Plenty for friends to visit, too. Eating with our people? That’s our favorite. We are blessed to be healthy and well fed.
Truth #2: Living with a tender heart can actually be beautiful, no matter how much it hurts to be hurt. It opens us up to richer experiences and deeper relationships. Totally worth the risk. More importantly, being hurt by others reminds us to be more careful with others.
Truth #3: Tex Mex really should be its own food group. Actually, forget it. I don’t want to be however skinny I would be in a life without tortilla chips. So this is all positive. Never mind about this lie. : )
Truth #4: Our house is pretty clean. And we have enough of everything from day to day. And I will be caught up eventually. Not being perfectly caught up means that daily life is quite full and quite interesting lately. For this I am very grateful. Also, my miles running is up to date for the first time in a while and I am in the BEST MOOD. This is worth having dusty baseboards.
Truth #5: While we do not know exactly what life will look like in the future (and really, have we ever known?) we can trust with total calm that life will be okay. That we will be okay. Change is inevitable, faith matters, and sometimes having the controls taken out of our hands is good.
That said, please keep us in your prayers that we make the best decisions possible and stay happy, that God sort of sheds light and miracles all over this turnpike situation. And sign the petition to halt it if you are so inclined. As my husband wrote last night on Facebook, “If you have ever come to the farm and loved being here please sign this (petition) and share with your friends. Oklahoma needs to retain some of the wild lands; we don’t need highways running to nowhere. Life as we know it will completely change if something doesn’t stop.” Well, friends, you who read this blog are friends of the Lazy W even if you have never walked these nine acres with us. We sure appreciate your good thoughts. We will face a long series of heart breaking decisions if this turnpike comes to pass.
STILL, yes, faith and trust. Life is beautiful. God is good.
What lies do you tell yourself to get through the day? What’s on tap for your weekend?
We are running miles, building fence, watching movies, reading books, and cuddling our animals like there’s no tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping. As always.