Monday, April 5, 2010

Funny Story Keeping it fun!

Funny story but there is a point. I was at my brother's house yesterday celebrating Easter and a few family member's birthday. My brother recently had a birthday and waited too long to get his drivers license renewed. Thus, he had to get a new picture taken, eye test etc. No problem.

He got his new picture taken and looked at it.... looked at his old drivers license paper clipped to his paperwork, then back to his new picture. Took another look at both and his jaw dropped. He mentioned to the woman working at the DMV that he had the EXACT same shirt on when he took his drivers license picture 4 years ago. He was joking that he had not been shopping for clothes in 4 years ( which is not true), and all the wonderful woman would say is " hey, if you can fit in the same shirt after 4 years, its got to be good!"

Again, looking at it from the positive side!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Counting Your Blessings

Sometimes it seems like nothing is going your way and you can not always see the light at the end of the tunnel. Believe me....this too shall pass. My father once told me when I would call him after a fantastic day.."Remember this day and how you feel. Remember it when things are not going your way and it will hold you over until things are better again." Truer words have not been spoken. Life is a series of cycles of ups and downs. With out one, we would not appreciate the other. Although no one wants to feel bad or out of control, it helps us appreciate the good times.

This morning I got up, had my coffee and got this sinking feeling that things were not okay. I worried about upcoming bills, my job situation, the future..oh my gosh the future. I can't control that one completely (I can a little to the best of my ability), but I was overwhelmed. Just as timing would have it, I received a message from someone telling me her cat just died, her daughter was on her second back surgery in 6 months and some other unpleasant news. I then thought about my circumstances and was immediately grateful. I have my health, a roof over my head, food on my table, 4 dogs who love me, family, friends..... alas I am okay. I sat, began to breath slowly (this is really good to relax and center you) and realized everything will be okay in time. Actually it is okay, just not the okay I was hoping for.

In short, realizing what you have versus what you don't have will help you remain positive while the forces of nature and the economy rights itself again. Perhaps today we can all do something kind for someone else and put a little blessing in their day.