Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pessimists need not apply

I've had enough. Enough. Enough. Enough.

People are so damn depressing today - and I make that general statement cautiously as I realize some don't have control over it - but Gosh Darn America - CHEER UP!

If I hear one more person whine about their 401K or the declining stock market, or complain about the nevernding New England winter (Raise your hand if you are guilty!! Mines raised!), or fret over the latest obesity study on children or their own expanding waistlines, I think I might lose my shit.

Life is too damn short to be so miserable all the time. Some things are out of our control. Including life. So while you're here, on this side of the dirt, give it a whirl at being happy.

It's cold today - but the sun is shining longer. My 401K is 1/2 of what it was 2 years ago, but there is food on my table. My kids eat too much junk food, but they literally giggle at the site of an ice cream sundae and that makes me happy.

Think about what you really need to make you smile. I bet it's not all that much. Cheer up. It's good to have a little uncertainty in our lives - otherwise things are damn boring.

Here's something to make you smile.

See. Was that so hard?


Fairly Odd Mother said...

Half-full, half-full. That's what I keep telling myself. Some people really have turned being miserable into an art form.

Whirlwind said...

I've learned lately to just not let myself stress out about things I can't control (after we were told - there's a possibility we could lose our school if the merger plan to save two schools doesn't work). Sure, I may not know where my kids will get their education - maybe I can send them to FOM's? - but I have no say in the situation.

If it makes any difference - your chalk drawings made me smile. And the crocuses that were out at school last week before the foot of snow obliterated them made me smile. And the robin I saw last week as well. Oh glorious spring!