This pome what I wroted a while back summarises how I feel at the moment:
My wife says I’m a loser
I’m inclined to think she’s right.
I don’t know where my things are but
She doesn’t share my plight.
Though my keys aren’t where I leave them
She always finds them there.
Somehow they’re invisible
Despite how hard I stare.
My mobile phone IS mobile
I’m sure it runs around:
I can look in vain for hours but
In seconds she has it found.
She says I don’t look properly
When I overlook it
And start an inquisition
To find out just who took it.
I’m sure my searching’s thorough:
That I look in the right places
Which is why I get so ratty
In my oh-so frantic chases.
“Where did you last see it?”
She asks me through my bile.
“If I knew I wouldn’t need your help.”
I sulk back like a child.
My wife knows where to start things:
“I’ve already looked there twice”
Means that’s her quest’s beginning
And where she finds the prize.
As I’m reunited with what I lost
And turn off my pressure cooker
I consider it a huge blessing
That I married such a looker.*
My problem is that the DVD for which I am searching is still lost and the looker (AKA Sally) is at work all day today. I guess I have a few options:
- Spend all day in a fruitless search for the DVD
- Spend all day frustrated because I know I won’t be able to find the DVD
- Assume it’s been lent to someone and send out a Facebook SOS (done)
- Phone Sally at work and ask her where it is (which will stretch even her powers of knowing where everything is)
- Order another one (not easy as it was ordered from the US in 2008 and is no longer available)
- Wait patiently for Sally to come home and then pounce with the request (with a cup of tea for her first)
- Pray for patience, the ability to relax and get on with other things and perhaps a little remembrance of where I put it
- Write a bloggage about it
I have decided to try number 7 second (I have already done number 3 and am doing number 8) and then not worry about what happens next. I may or may not find it and if I don’t it won’t be the end of the world as we know it. The video is, however, excellent. You can see the clip I want on YouTube here (the picture next to this text is from it – I want to use my legal version rather than nab it from YouTube).
There are far more serious things going on in the world at the moment for us to get stressed about the little things. A quick prayer begins the process of regaining that perspective and then leads to praying for the big things again: refugees, victims of violence, families bereaved by tragedy, people who are not so much struggling to make ends meet as having lost sight of the ends… so many people in need of prayerful support and intercession.
And actually the video (go on, watch it) speaks into those situations too. Jesus notices everyone, knows everyone, loves everyone.
***UPDATE – within an hour I had experienced a moment of inspiration and had checked again in a place where I had already looked, and found the DVD!***
Be blessed, be a blessing
*You can see other pomes what I have wroted in the pomes section of the blog