Monday, August 15, 2011
may i always be an optimist!
'life is good'-
in fact i might have to
buy this particular shirt! :)
but, i also have been thinking...
i do not want to come across
as a 'polly-anna', some one who is
always this cheerful giddy girl-
i am watching grey's anatomy
and there is a dr. sydney heron,
on the show who is just plain annoying
with her happy, cheerfulness...
she annoys everyone-
i got to thinking, how i never intended
to insinuate everything
is just wonderful sunshine and roses!
to annoy people with my positive, optimism-
i mean truly. i wrestle with things. i do.
but, i also have been through enough trials
in my lifetime that i am well aware of how
awesome life really is!
i make an effort every single day to
'try' to dwell on the goodness of that day
to try to push those unhappy things
to the back...dwelling on the positive-
i wake up thankful for another day!
this is NOT to say i do not struggle
with fears, doubts, sadness and problems
because to say i do not, well would be false
but, i do choose to try to be happy in all things!
if i have ever made anyone who reads my blog
feel like i am just little miss sunshine ALL
the time, well i am here to say, this is not the case. :)
a few friends on facebook put things on
their status that cause me to wonder sometimes...
things like, "i cannot wait for my husband
to get home...he is my soulmate!"
"i love my husband so much, i do not
know what i would do with out him!"
'i have missed my husband's face today"
and then there is a male friend who posts,
"my wife is amazing, she does so much for
everyone", "i am so lucky, my wife is so awesome"
"my wife is the most giving person i know"
sometimes when i read these kind of posts it makes
me wonder, why they feel the need to put it on facebook,
like they are trying to convince me and everyone else
how wonderful their spouse is or their life is?
is it me they are trying to convince or themselves?
i never want to come across as if i have
the perfect life and everything is always
sunny but, i also want to be an encourager,
to inspire people to see the good-
to help us try to remember
how wonderful life is-
that life is a gift
and to appreciate it all,
the good & bad
the big & little!
i am choosing happiness this monday
i have a heart of thanksgiving today
i am thankful,
my hope is that you are too!