“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
People love to talk about escaping the city and enjoying the simple life. The peace and quiet out in “the country.” Well, I don’t know where this magically perfect place called “the country” is, ’cause we’re surrounded by corn, cotton, wheat, and soybeans with roosters crowing in the background and it ain’t here. This might not be the most rural place I’ve ever lived or been to, but it’s certainly “quieter” than growing up back home in Northern Virginia.
But guess what–the routine is the same. Get up, go to work/school/babysitter, come home, make dinner/wash dishes/do laundry/do homework, sit in traffic between each step…the daily grind is the same no matter where you live. In our case, go ahead an add on feed and water the animals, weed the garden, gather eggs, clean the barn, build fence, fix the tractor, the truck, the lean-to roof…
The good news is that no matter where you live, joy can be there too. If you have to wash boots, you might as well enjoy the puddles first.