I wish that cars didn’t break down
that we didn’t always have to eat
that sleep was totally optional and
all frustrating, annoying, and expensive
obstacles would just disappear.
I would wish away my physicals
and skip the appointments, too
fillings would be the first to go
then ironing and moping floors
battling moldy tile grout
an aging, leaky house
bugs and dirt
calories and weight
Dirty diapers, runny noses
whiney, fighting kids.
I’d wish it all over.
Maybe I could finally win.
Something might stay done.
Everyone would be happy at the same time.
But, NOT POSSIBLE!
I’d wish away the very things of life
there’d be no transportation
no child’s laugh or cry
no gooey, chocolate chip cookies
or a sparkling sink with running water.
The challenges are the price of life
I must stop expecting myself to beat
And instead accept their presence
and each one simply meet.
© 2013 DarEll S. Hoskisson (dsh)
Yes indeed, we measure the good times by the challenges we have faced along the way. Without the contrast, the good times would be bland.
Keep telling yourself this. I keep telling myself this too, but I still seem to want to wish it away – the “hassels” of life. The things that waste our time and money. But, like you said, it is the price of life and I’m so thankful for life!