Lucky

posted by Momo Fali on November 18, 2009

I couldn’t sleep last night.

This is nothing new, but the circumstances behind my insomnia were. I was thinking about cheeseburgers.

I was thinking about cheeseburgers, because that’s what we’re having for lunch today and my boss won’t be there which leaves me in charge of making sure 200 kids get fed. On time.

So this pressing matter kept me awake, but after a while my mind began to wander.

It wandered to a fellow blogger, Anissa, who had a stroke yesterday and is in ICU. Anissa started blogging after her daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia.

Which led me to think about the little girl I know who is dying of a brain tumor.

And that sent my thoughts to some of the underprivileged kids we met last night at an event at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus.

Thinking of underprivileged people, led me to think about the soup kitchen my daughter visited with her Girl Scout troop yesterday. The soup kitchen where they serve lunch to 1500 people a day.

Which brought me back to cheeseburgers.

And I realized that lunch is really nothing to worry about.

    Comments

  • Melisa with one S


    Ain't that the truth.

  • WeaselMomma


    Your mind seems like a very busy place to hang out, but it also looks like a place that has it's priorities organized with great prospective.

  • Momma Sunshine


    Sometimes all it takes is a little perspective to make our problems seem not so huge after all.

  • Ed


    I shall not complain about making 5 pb&j's for lunch today. Thanks for the perspective.

  • Mr. Man


    Proof again that even with the crap we worry about, we actually have it pretty good. Thanks for the reminder.

  • ♥georgie♥


    sometimes when i am feeling all 'why me' reality slaps me in the face…I had no idea about Anissa…

  • Kat


    I am keeping Anissa in my prayers although I never really read her blog, just see her columns on MamaPop.

    Really, you gotta stop sweatin the small stuff.

  • Amy


    I am praying for Anissa too. I just heard this morning from Stephanie at Babywearing and I was shocked. (I've been locked out of Twitter, damn Twitter, for a week now and I don't know anything!)

    This is a great post on perspective. Hang on there. (And good luck with lunch.)

  • Uncle Paul


    My wife is a cafeteria manager at an elementary school…she talks about veggies in her sleep…I just hope she's not really dreaming about me!

    UP

  • Sadia


    Yeah. Reading a bunch of posts from the Bloggers Unite prematurity event yesterday made me realize that I really shouldn't get upset when Jessie throws a fit over her car seat straps. A lot of other parents never got to put their child in a car seat.

    May you find sleep.

  • Geeks in Rome


    You have a lot on your plate (no bun intended) 😉

    Get some rest. I can't believe all the tragedies that have befallen the people you know. Pray hard and fasten your seatbelt.

  • Monica


    Lucky, indeed. Thanks Momo.

  • Jaina


    I was so sorry to hear about Anissa, even though I have never read her blog. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ashlie- Mommycosm


    This reads like one of those "If you give a mouse a cookie" books, ha!

    Ugh. It sure does keep things in perspective, doesn't it?

  • Junk Drawer Kathy


    I had the same kind of feeling today after reading about Anissa. I've been really messed up since, thinking about how things can change in a flash.

    I met Anissa as briefly as I did you at BlogHer. It was during the speed dating on the first day of the conference. In one minute with her, I liked her immediately. What a dynamo she is.

    I had no idea this was her second stroke until I read some past posts people were linking to on Twitter. I can't imagine what her husband, kids and family are going through right now. I'll be looking for a good update tomorrow, hopefully.

  • Corey~living and loving


    I hate that perspective usually comes from someone else's pain and suffering. 🙁 but perspecitive is good.

  • secret agent mama


    Amen, sister.

  • surprised mom


    Couldn't have said it better myself. It truly is all in the perspective. NOW GO TO SLEEP!

  • Mum-me


    I hope you got some sleep after you'd put some perspective in your problem.

    (But feeding 200 children lunch sounds very daunting to me. I can understand why you were stressing.)

  • AlisonH


    Wow.

  • the*4*of*us


    lunch is definitely nothing to worry about. And sometimes we all need a reminder.

  • Rachel


    This sums up my whole day.
    Worry and pray about Anissa..
    worry about my own petty problems, thankful they are petty.. realizing that my world will continue turning.

    Loving and praying and crying for my friend, our friend.

    I love this post. D, it touched my heart in a way I can't quite describe. Love you.

  • Heather


    i met anissa at blogher and she was so full of life. i am praying so hard for her. with all my might.

  • Dapoppins


    Huh.

    I can't sleep either, but I don't have near as good reasons.

  • Otter Thomas


    That puts things in perspetive. Cheeseburgers just aren't that important in the grand scheme of things.

  • Oscar


    YEah, it ain't all that bad I guess.

    But it would be nice to get a break one day- right?

  • Anonymous


    It is rather interesting for me to read the blog. Thanks for it. I like such topics and everything connected to this matter. I definitely want to read a bit more soon.

  • laura


    my husband read a story by a 90yo woman, she said if you stood in a circle with your friends and everyone threw their problems in the middle you would probably reach in and grab your own back…

  • mrsmouthy


    I love this post! I could totally use some cheeseburgers. Last night I couldn't sleep thinking of all the kids with cleft palates in Africa, then I switched over to worrying about the carbon footprint of an American as compared to most other people in the world, and how this plays into my decision about whether or not to have another baby, but I had no cheeseburgers.

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