I jest. (hahahaha). But seriously.
STOP. HAVING. BABIES. At least until I get one. Or shave the cat and stick her in a pram.
It’s an epidemic. My parents have just been to visit and when mum said she’d something to tell me (new brand of loo cleaner), my stomach lurched. Thankfully, no. The world has more than enough Sloans already, (and if they’d asked my advice (as firstborn), I’d have stopped at one).
When things get painful, I run into sarcasm’s easy arms. But there’s a serious point. When there’s something you really, really want and it really isn’t happening, how do you cope? How do you live – in the moment – with gratitude, instead of yearning it all away?
This is where the post ends. As usual, I got questions and no answers.
…But here’s something. It’s not just me. All of us have wants. Things we pray about, things that are good – but aren’t happening.
couples everywhere, when you long for a partner
successful careers when you’re pushing pencils
singles, leading life to the full, while you’re trapped at home
shops filled with the things you need, but can’t afford
happy families, when yours is a mess.
That thing that’s missing: whatever it is – can take over your life. You see it, everywhere you go. You think about it, when you wake and when you sleep.
Stop. Wherever you are, whatever you got, it’s precious. You are loved and you make a difference. Maybe not to a husband or a child or a multimedia corporation. But to the people who love you and the God who will never leave you.
Don’t waste the life you’ve got, waiting for the one you want. There’s beauty in the one you have.