“Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it”
Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (American actress, comedian, writer and producer. b1939)
TIME: 6:59 PM
PLACE: The kitchen
SUBJECT: Banana stickers
Lately, I feel that the phrase “going bananas” describes me quite clearly. It seems I have so many things that I need to do, should do, have to do, not to mention the things I want to do. I cannot seem to wrap myself around them, contain them and organize them into any semblance of order. I have become overwhelmed and just want to crawl into a corner with a blanket wrapped around me and shut down. I almost wish I could just rent a dumpster, throw everything away (both physical and mental clutter) and start completely over from scratch. I realize that I am very fortunate in many ways – my family is healthy and happy, I have a husband whom I love and who loves me, I have 3 great kids, we have a roof over our heads, food in the cupboard and clothes on our backs. I guess I just need to stop, take a deep breath and remind myself that I should focus my attention on the things that will matter ten years from now – not the small stuff that will be forgotten about in a week or two.