An Unlikely Source

This week has been a bit of a struggle.  We don’t have anything big going on,  but sometimes the small stuff can add up.  I have felt a little under the weather all week, and it seems like I am in a constant battle with my 3 year old.  This morning was no different.  I headed over to my Dad’s house around lunch time just to get out of the house.  My kids happen to be listening to “Little Town on the Prairie” in the car.  As we drove home from my Dad’s, this story was an unlikely source for putting my “rough” week into perspective.  The quote came from “Ma”:

This earthly life is a battle.  If it isn’t one thing to contend with, it’s another.  It always has been so and it always will be.  The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and the more thankful to your pleasures.

The “battles” they were dealing with on the prairie just might have been a little bigger than seasonal allergies and a rowdy 3 year old.  I rewinded it to listen a second time.  Makes you think…