Have you ever encountered the painful truth of the expression
"doing life on life's terms"? Lately I became very aware od it
and how real it can feel.
This year Texas is experiencing the hottest spring and summer
(so far) in recorded history.
This is the summer our AC units gave up on us.
We had to wait 19 days before one of the units could be repaired.
As I write this it is being installed.
Your head knows that you're not unique, nor the only one
afflicted, yet your feelings want you to believe how unfair
and terrible this is!
My 93 year old step mother, who is usually very cold, suddenly
could not support the heat. To complete the picture the long
awaited visit by my daughter and grand children became reality.
They arrived and settled in...yes settled into this inferno.
Sleepless and restless nights, hot and sweaty bodies;
the square footage per ego was and is minimal.
False promises and lies by overwhelmed and overworked
employees of AC companies struly brought to the surface
what it really means: Life on Life's terms.
Together, we all had to make very quickly some sane choices
and practice pro-active behaviors. Patience, tolerance,
respect and love prevailed.
We did life on life's terms not as victims or angry bullies,
rather accepting what is...including a lot of unfavorable
circumstances. In other words this is the summer
of great lemonade made from the lemons of life. It is the
summer of great appreciation for the technology and the
wonders of AC! We have Power, the fridge works, love prevails
and Life is good even when it is not on our terms!