I am in transition. Hope you enjoy the ride through my thoughts, hopes, dreams, stories, adventures, misadventures, and the never ending pursuit of the things we call happy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The good news....

is...

I am getting older... which means each day I wake up, I get to live.

The bad news is, some days I don't appreciate that simple fact in life. I get caught up in drama, petty, stupid things that can weigh me down like a fart in my briches... you know the kind I'm talking about... after Chipotle no less.

The good news is, Christmas is almost here. I get to see my family for the first time in a very long time at the decking of halls... every last one of em. It'll be crowded, yes, but we will be together and I can take my pups on a walk if I need a get away...

The bad news is, Christmas is almost here. I wish I could spoil my family more yet its freakin expensive! Did ya know??? lol.

The good news is, New Years is just around the corner. It's like Spring... all things seem fresh, and imagine that... "New". You have your resolutions you forget about, if you are like us you can still enjoy your Christmas tree... in part of procrastination to taking it down and part that I just don't wanna... HA!, and it just seems like a clean slate.

The bad news is... on occasion you set your goals too high and your resolutions don't seem to better but burden you and then you don't reach them so you feel like a failure and then the clean slate feeling seems a but grey like the weather outside, that if you are like me, causes you to not find anything nice to give you the warm fuzzies cause it's freakin cold! The only time I'd accept the cold is if I had a looooong holiday, a cabin in the mountains, my love, coffee, creamer, a fully stocked kitchen rather, cable tv, netflix, my computer, a few books and magazines, and laundry detergent.... and I could walk around naked without judgement and have a jacuzzi on the deck... and did I mention some wine??? Ya, well that too. Those are my conditions. Other than that I boycott any happy feelings on the outside until I don't see my breath during the day. You can call me loveingly Brenda... My pissy alter ego I have dubbed when I haven't behaved at my most flattering in society... she is scary and you can consider yourself warned. Amen.

However, the good news... I have alreday compiled a list of resolutions that I don't think are too far fetched. Like...

Walk my dogs more...
Play with kitty...
Ride my horse more...
Go on a date with my husband once a week...
Pray every meal...
Take 10 minutes every morning to be alone...
Volunteer on time off...
Have more nights with my girls...
Call my mama and pop more...

These are the ones that I yearn for. I have to not work as much, and that for me is a lot harder said than done. We have been getting out of debt with a stricked debt diet, so I've had the blinders on and just worked, but once May hits we can ease up slightly on our diet so life will be a little less of a hassle and I can begin to live the more important aspects of it.

We take more for granted then we would like to admit. I know I do. Simple things such as an education. Running water. The ability to write and talk freely without a government to tightly wound to potentially cause me my life (unless Obama doesn't veto National Defense Authorization Act of 2012... ya... check it out and you see what you think...) . A loving man that although we have hit maaaaany hard roads, asks me everyday "how was your day" and really listens. My health (for the most part).

The good news... the choices we make reflect our character. Good and bad. When you think of it that way it's only but too easy to choose the good. So choose it. Then choose to make others around you see that Life is full of choices, full of beauty, and laughter, and puppies rough housing, kitties refusing you to make the bed as that's their time they choose to play, co-workers acting silly so we can all just "make it through", a boss that time and time again shows to you that YOU are important and is working diligently for your dreams to come true, your car starting, the ability to shower, to get the cuppa joe when you are out, the slippers you have to lounge around the house are more than some have to walk around in life, the cup you couldn't finish to drink is more than the amount some have for an entire day...

The good news is that... there is more good news than bad and you can focus on the good to realize that you can pay it forward easier for people who have more bad than good.

The good news... is there IS good news.

The follow short film begs the question about a man asking for 'change' or for 'change?'... I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

 

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