Perspective

Yesterday I turned 28…

Today…I found out I need to pull together a few thousand dollars for an unforeseen life situation. OF COURSE. These sort of things happen all the time…the dishwasher in your home breaks, something goes wrong with the car, blah blah blah. Life happens and as an adult you have to fix it. There’s no calling Mommy and Daddy However, you can refer to them in a blog and hope they will throw a few bucks in the good ole bank account..hint hint =) I was sitting in my condo trying to figure out how I was going to rob Peter to pay Paul, feeling sorry for myself, wishing I could go back to being 16 and not having a care in the world except when Britney’s new album was going to come out…I was also frustrated because it’s my own fault I have next to nothing in my savings account. I eat out all the time, spend way too much money on happy hour, and yes have hair extensions (and have managed to justify all of these purchases until today…when I’d love to have that money back…doesn’t it always happen that way).

As all of this (ridiculous) self-pity was going on, I got a text message from an 8 year old boy (just got a text app on his Ipod and he is SO excited about it….I’m honored to be one of the people on his text message list) saying, “Just doing PFT’s wish me luck =)” (Pulmonary Function Tests to measure lung capacity and force of breath) He’s in the hospital for the next few days hooked up to IV’s, managing a disease (Cystic Fibrosis) he’s known all of his life, trying to get his body back to normal after a fun filled summer, and he sends a text message about taking these tests…with a smiley face. Wow. With everything that very special little boy is going through, he manages to smile.

I’m not saying that immediately the stress of trying to deal with adult issues and problems are going to go away, but it definitely puts alot of things in perspective.

Once again, Joey, you teach me something. I love you =)