Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Man to Take Care of Me

A while back I was listening to a couple of ladies complain for close to 15 hours about how they deserve to be taken care of, romanced, loved, pampered etc. because they have earned it and deserve it. (It really felt like 15 hours)

I came home. Tired, worn-out, broke and a little sad.

I sat down next to a pile of bills, next to a list of household chores and projects in a dirty room looking out over a walk way that needs some shoveling and ice scrapping. I said to myself I need a man(woman in my case) to take care of me too.

Then it kind of hit me. When I do all of these things on my list without bitching and moaning I will become the person I think I need. I will be my own man.

I started to work. Even though it was hard work I no longer felt tired or worn-out. I felt the energy of action. The power of myself changing the environment around me. Changing my odds at recovery by taking my destiny in my own hands.

I wrote two quotes down that I have been looking at everyday since then.

"The only thing that over comes hard luck is hard work"

and

"Two hands working accomplish more then a million clasped in prayer"

I am action, I am becoming the person I need in my life.

And there are no words for how good it feels :)

This is a Valentines post to myself

12 comments:

terri said...

I totally agree with you. I hate it when people bitch about needing to be taken care of. You can't be taken care of (or take care of someone else) until you're confident in your own ability to be self sufficient. Having someone else in your life is nice, but it's no good if you can't be happy with yourself first.

Muffy Willowbrook said...

You had me until that last sentence.

Brian in Mpls said...

I creeped me out too after I sobered upp a little so I took it out..lol

Michelle's Spell said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Brian! It's strange when people expect to be taken care of and nothing is more of a turn off than someone demanding something. Creepy!

Tara said...

This post is right on...so true.

Brian, your comments always bring a smile to my face. May you have a wonderful day.

EC said...

That is just SO fabulous!!! I'm so happy for you ... and you :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

the108 said...

You know, I think this is a lovely post. I also agree with it and think that treating yourself on Valentine's Day is a great idea. Shit, I'm married and still have no one to celebrate with.

Fig said...

Awesome post, but I think you should have left the last sentence in... I liked it. (I read it this morning before I skibbled out the door)

I baked myself a cake for Valentine's Day... it is delicious! Want a piece?

Brian in Mpls said...

I love you guys. I also love cake so count me in:)

jennifer said...

Kudos. I am dissapointed that I wasn't able to be creeped out. :(

Mitchie said...

Definitely stealing the hard luck/hard work quote. Brilliant. Well done, sir.

Colette, aka Lil Sis said...

Awesome post, and so dead on. Hope your week continued with that motivation! And, Happy belated Valentine's day!