Thursday, April 16, 2015

Waffle Fries Bring Clarity

Ick.
Ugh.
Realllllllly?

If you have ever emoted those words within a short period of time, then you can relate to how I felt the other day.  I had a morning where I was a failure as a mom, forgot to do something fairly low on the importance scale at work, and then had a friend do something that left me a little disgusted and disappointed.

It was a Wednesday, and in my small world Wednesday is the day to eat lunch at Chick-fil-a.  So Amazing Friend and I did like we normally did, and as I sat down with my #1 meal, I felt some emotional stability ebbing from my paper carton of waffle fries.

Waffle fries are there for you.  They are always waffle-y, warm, and dipped in Chick-fil-a sauce, are a little bit of heaven.  But today, there was more.

I realized that some things are always the same, like waffle fries. But some things are always in flux, on the move, and susceptible to change.  Am I really the worst mother ever?  No.  Did my job depend on this small forgottance?  (an event where you forget something...use it, see if it sticks...) No.  Are people just people-y, not perfect, and subject to mistakes?  Yes.

So in that moment, I had clarity in life and it was all over some waffle fries.

I highly recommend the next time you are questioning life, keep in mind that what is today is not what will always be.  Mothers of small children, they WILL grow up.  Mothers of teens, they WILL grow up.  Work projects will come and go.  The seasons of life are not forever.

So enjoy.  Enjoy your children, your work (whatever it may be, and whether it's in an office or a home), and enjoy your friends, because we're all imperfect and one day that friend may not be in your life or just not as in the forefront of your life as you would like.

And  while you're at it,.eat some waffle fries.