Does It Get Any Better? Depends…

What a broken December. Let me list the ways.

  • The plumber had to be called three separate times for broken pipes and a cracked water heater drain.
  • The washing machine is having issues and throwing up warning lights.
  • The Dishwasher has stopped working
  • The gas fireplace refuses to light.
  • I took a day off of work to go to the doctor, but went to the wrong location on the wrong day and had to take off another day.
  • Two companies I had hoped would hire me went with someone else. I’ve now been unemployed for nine months.
  • The health insurance bill is due for the first quarter of next year.
  • My Ford Explorer got stranded on the icy roads and I had to walk home.
  • Not one, but two unexpected and expensive trips to the mechanic to replace my car’s brakes, tires, shocks, emergency break and thermostat cover.
  • My wife’s van spent two days in the shop for maintenance

This month has been defined by unexpected bills and brokenness. Everyday I get some kind of news that makes me sigh and stoop my shoulders a little lower. It’s as if someone has it out for me and wants me to feel constant despair and defeat.

The good news is today is a new day. As depressing as this month has been…today isn’t yesterday. Today nothing has broken. Today nothing has backfired. It’s up to me to decide how I want to react to the events of today.  It’s up to me to make today a great day. It’s also up to me to make today a bad day. My choice. I hope I make the right one…and I hope you do too.


  1. Jim, I send you nothing but GOOD vibes and well wishes for you and your family for the New Year. May God Bless you ten fold.


  2. In the silver lining department, all those things are fixed and good for the foreseeable future. It is unfortunate when all the appliances/autos talk to one another and concoct a plan to confound us. May 2017 be a better year for all of us.


  3. Jim… I still miss you in the morning. I don’t listen to hat station anymore. I love you positivity. Please keep your chin up. God honors those who honor Him.


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