"My Life Sucks!!!"

February 1st, 2010

“FML”… “IHML”… “KILL ME NOW”…

Four things I see. Often. Daily.

Today, as I sat at my desk, I heard a knock on my door. It opened slowly, and before I saw a person, I saw a blue metal walker (on wheels)… Then I saw an old woman, probably about 75, wheel herself into my office, inch by inch. She was out of breath and had trouble getting around. She asked nicely if she could use my phone. I said, “Of course you can!” She dialed her home number, and got no answer. She told me she would use the bathroom, then come back to try again. She came back after a long while, inched her way to the phone, dialed again, and got an answer. After her conversation, she told me a bit about her life. I won’t go into detail, but it hasn’t been an easy one. As she moved toward the door, she told me to have a great week, then again before closing my office door.

Not once did she complain about her life. Never did she say “FML” “IHML” “MY LIFE SUCKS!” or “KILL ME NOW”… Instead, she made sure to make me smile before she left, and wished me a great week. Wow.

When she left, I thought a lot about what I will be like when I am 75. I thought, “If I am using a walker, I hope I can find as much joy out of life as she does.” She seemed so happy with such simple things… Then again, most “old” people are. Have we become too materialistic? I vote YES. Have we become spoiled? VERY. Do we think our lives are awful if we have a bad day, or find a long line at a store or restaurant? I hear it every day.

If you knew what you know now about the world, and were sent back to 1910, you’d probably commit suicide. As a result of either “being bored” (our minds all have ADD, with the multitasking we are able to do and all the gadgets we have been spoiled with), or because things like eating at a restaurant were a high rarity.

I have noticed that it’s not often you find a toy that makes no noise, no movement, and keeps a child’s attention. 30 years ago, kids were forced to use their imaginations. Now, it is done for them. It’s no wonder children, in general, have a hard time focusing on writing and reading. If it doesn’t flash and make noise, it’s not exciting.

I won’t rant any more about this. My point is, we are so preoccupied with our material things, we have forgotten to appreciate the “little” things we have. Clothes, food, water, family, friends. How many would say they could never live without a cell phone? A computer? DVD player? Electricity? Those are all things that can break, and do you no good if you do not have the real necessities of life. What if they were taken away?

Look at your priorities. Are yours totally out of order? I know that at times, mine are. Sit back and just enjoy someone’s smile and stories sometime. They’re worth more than the gadgets, anyway.

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3 Responses to “"My Life Sucks!!!"”

  1. Taylor on February 3, 2010 11:33 pm

    Jae,

    I have read most of your blogs and everyone of them has made me think, and i don’t know why you are not a writer. You don’t write about things that necessarily interest people per say or write what people want to read but you write what your heart tells you and what people need to hear. I appreciate every single one of these blogs and i hope that they continue and continue from the heart 🙂

  2. Ray on March 22, 2010 10:39 pm

    11:38 pm. How did I find you. Why? … youtube chan… comment responce… Johnofjordan.. Minnesota people. yeah. ok. I’ll sub. Peace.

  3. Why is the Munkie on Twitter? at Inside the Mind of a Munkie… on October 2, 2010 12:18 pm

    […] My tweets on @MunkieBabble are always positive in nature. Why? I am trying to change the perspective of peoples’ thoughts. There are too many negative people in this world, and too many focus on the bad. That is because we are spoiled and selfish as humans in today’s society. If you want to read more on that, read my blog entitled, “My Life Sucks!” […]

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