we woke up
that the new day
that all our dreams
for us today?
The other day, we went looking for an air compressor. Sears sells the one we wanted, but it wasn’t it stock. We went to Home Depot. Nope. Ace Hardware. Nope. Last stop Kmart. In my head, I was saying, “We found exactly what we were looking for and it was on sale.” Yup. Kmart had it. One compressor – only one, the very last one.
This morning Dick tried using the compressor, but had trouble. I immediately thought, “Oh NO! PROBLEMS!” Then he asked the owner of the KOA to help him, and within minutes, all was working fine.
While Dick worked with the compressor, I organized our personal stuff inside the RV. I found the beautiful scrapbook that my friend Deirdre gave me a long time ago. It's one of the few "luxuries" I'm bringing in the RV - with luxury defined as anything that isn't absolutely essential. To me, this little book is absolutely essential. In it, I’ve pasted pictures of places I love, cards from dear ones, inspirational poems and quotes.
On the very first page, I had cut out and pasted this quote:
“There is only one way to happiness,
and that is to cease worrying about things
which are beyond the power of our will.”
I don’t have the attribution for the quote – if you know who said it, please share that. In any case, these are the words I needed to hear. The funny thing is, I already had them, pasted into my little book some years ago, waiting for me to need them again.