I Got 99 Problems But Monday Isn’t One

Monday gets such a shitty rap.  It can’t help that it’s the first day of the work week.  It’s like when gardeners mow your lawn at 8am.  It’s not their fault that’s what time they are scheduled, but everyone hates them.  That’s just the way it has to be…

I recently threw up and after I had finished, I thought how unfortunate it is for guys who were named Chuck or Ralph.  Poor guys must hear stupid vomit jokes all the time.  It’s like guys who are named Richard and have a nickname of Dick.  What asshole thought that would be a good substitute for Richard?  Tell me how you get Dick out of Richard.  What a bully.

There’s a new commercial out that encourages parents to buy Frosted Mini Wheats for their kids.  I don’t know about everyone else, but things that are that fiber-packed work very quickly on me.  If their little stomachs react like mine does, some teacher is gonna have a classroom full of shitty kids…

If you didn’t think that was funny, you’re a Richard.

In this great book entitled “The Road Less Traveled” written by M. Scott Peck, the author discusses how life is full of necessary problems.  “Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure.  Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom.  It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.”  He ends the paragraph with a quote by that one guy Benjamin Franklin, who says “Those things that hurt, instruct.”

All problems aren’t obstacles trying to hold us back; they’re opportunities to grow.  And once you look at it like that, you tackle your problems head-on instead of avoiding them and you start learning.  You deal with your feelings and handle it the best that you can.

If you are sad and seeking advice/consolation, you need to allow yourself to be better, or else nothing is going to happen and it’s going to frustrate whoever you’re talking to.  You can’t get better without wanting to.  You don’t have to entirely let it go right away, but at some point, you have to be willing to move on.  We get most frustrated when we can’t do anything about a situation, and most of the time, we can’t.  But if there’s nothing you can do, then there’s no point in letting it really get you down.  To think something WILL get better is just as likely as something will not.  So don’t be such a negative Nancy.  Things tend to work out if you give them a chance.  They might not always turn out the way you want them to, but they work out.  Plus, your friend is there and listening because they love you, and it should be comforting knowing you have someone who is willing to help you get happy.

The older I get, the more I realize the line between close friends and family starts to fade away and the love is equally as strong.

Thanks for reading, family.

– Chuck Monday


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