In my quest to look at life “half full,” let me be honest and admit that I still get annoyed and hurt and irritated and dismayed. There is so much ugliness in the world that it clearly is impossible to avoid…the economy, health care, proper funding of special education, inadequate parenting, major catastrophes like the earthquake in Haiti, cancer, drunk drivers….sadly I could continue…but I am choosing not to at this moment.
Needless to say, there are some really difficult burdens to bear in the world. So why is it that it is often the LITTLEST things that seem to make people cranky (self included)???? For example…making lunches. My resolution this fall was to make a lunch every day for work this year…save a little cash and a little time in my day. But…this is no easy task! I have to be intentional…purchase the right food options…make it the night before…and then remember to grab it on my way out! I feel as though it has turned into an evening robotic ritual…
Go to pantry…get bread…go to fridge…get deli meat, cheese and butter. Slap the butter on bread… top with available fixins…slip into a ziploc. Go back to pantry…search for something salty…throw it in the bag. Go back to fridge…hope for fresh fruit…if lucky, add to bag. Fill water bottle. Add to lunch bag. Check. Job complete.
See what I mean? I am feeling a little dry in my cup of life! I am needing to find a way to get the lunch made…with a bit more joy!
I have purchased the “peppered turkey” and the “smoked Wisconsin provolone” to spice things up a bit. The individual salty kettle chip packs are on the shelf and I just baked a batch of choc chip cookies. So I am hoping that tomorrow’s adventure will feel a little less ritualistic. 🙂
If any of you out there have any fab lunch tips…PLEASE I beg you…add a comment.