Sometimes I have to wonder why I was put on this earth.
Well, one thing is for certain:
It sure as hell wasn’t for my domestic skills.
The world probably isn’t deficient in people who are disturbingly proficient at folding fitted sheets by rolling them into big, blobulous balls of fabric.
So that can’t possibly be it.
Is it solely for my ability to load and unload the dishwasher?
Granted, I do a commendable job of balancing creativity and efficiency by cramming the crap out of the dishwasher with my mad Tetris skills.
But I can’t imagine that could possibly be it, either.
With the start of a new year, my brain has been doing that thing again.
You know, that thing where it encourages deeper and more intense thinking about…things.
And I do contemplate my purpose, from time to time.
But mostly, I just try to get through the day without major disaster, chaos, or injury.
It’s the little things, right?
But getting back to purpose.
If I sit down and think about all the things I routinely manage to accomplish in the course of a day…
Chauffeuring kids to school in a crazed frenzy?
Running/folding a dozen loads of laundry?
Pushing the vacuum around the house?
Emptying overflowing trash?
Yeah, not very inspiring.
And these things definitely don’t hold much potential in the way of achieving a sense of purpose.
Some of the more promising options on my list:
Unclogging the toilet during dinner?
(Thanks, boys! Can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing.)
Being used for Nerf target practice while carrying a stack of fancy plates?
(I suppose a good challenge never hurt anyone…)
Slamming baseballs over the fence to flaunt my awesomeness?
(I am pretty good at hitting things.)
Making people laugh with my offbeat humor?
(Now we’re talking!)
If I was put on this earth to share the gift of humor through my writing, I’d be most honored.
But if that’s not my true purpose, I can only hope it’s not because I’m on track to becoming the World’s Best Toilet-Unclogger.
~Happy Friday, friends! Hope the first week of the new year has been treating you well!~