Imperturbability…


I don’t deserve this award…but…I have arthritis…and I don’t deserve that either
Jack Benny
Sometimes…I whine…I know…it’s hard to believe…hey…you…that’s right…you sitting at the computer…quit rolling your eyes…they could get stuck like that…didn’t your Mama teach you anything…geez…now…you’ve broken my train of thought…
Let’s try again…sometimes I whine…I don’t like what is happening in my life…it’s like my life’s inbox has been spammed…you know…bombarded with crap I didn’t sign-up for…that I’m not certain where it came from…can’t return it…can’t even find the culprits to report them…
It’s easy…with email…and life…to sit around…and say…it ain’t my fault…I was minding my own business…when…spam…bam…thank you ma’am…I’m in the middle of something…that I definitely didn’t ask for…
Of course…I have filters for my inbox…the equivalent of email police…taking unruly…unsolicited…correspondence…to…email jail…where…I get to play judge and jury…undisputed authority…with a click of my mouse…I can delete them forever…
Life…not so much…
Where are my life filters when I need them…geez…
Bertha…rolls her eyes…see…now…you’ve her doing it…okay…we know she started it…and says…they are right where they’ve always been…I’m just not using them…
Huh…
That’s right…she says…the practices I’ve developed over the years…contemplation…the Forgiveness Prayer…prayer…reading good books…writing…exercise…all these things are my…life filters…it’s just that…sometimes…things are going well…or…I get busy…or bored…or something…and I quit using them…
Then…it’s just like turning off my computer filters…I’m inundated…with crap…
Hmmm…but…what about when I’m using my filters…I really am minding my own business…and something sneaks in anyway…
Bertha…assures me…there will always be…a promise of depositing money in my account…if only…I send them my banking information…that makes it to the inbox…no filter can screen out everything…I will never be totally imperturbable…that’s part of what makes life interesting…
That…and…getting to use phrases like…spam…bam…thank you ma’am…I just love writing…
Today’s a good day…but…think I’ll…spend some time in the contemplation chair…and go exercise…no point in letting my filters down…
Jane

2 thoughts on “Imperturbability…

  1. Remember that many of those things that got through the filter will still be there tomorrow and many are not pressing items. Take time for yourself Jane :) Take care.

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