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  • Trying Something New

    37 posts, 25 voices, 1010 views, started Feb 7, 2009

    Posted on Saturday, February 7, 2009


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      I recently passed on something new I am trying to a friend in need.  I decided after telling her about it, that maybe I would share it with everyone.

      I got up one day feeling particularly crappy.  I was in a bad mood, so of course, nothing went right from minute one.  I was late getting up, missed going to the gym, was out of protein bars, someone had eaten the left overs I had for lunch, I couldn’t find my brown pants to wear with my green shirt and when I did, I could only find one of my green shoes.  That was all before 6 a.m.  That didn’t bode well for the rest of the day, and par for the course, nothing changed.

      At 9:30 pm when I finally arrived home, I was beat, bitchy and hungry.  Everyone who looked at me, dared speak to me or just walked within my personal space got the evil eye.  You KNOW the one, the momma evil eye.  Even if you don’t have kids, you had a mom, so you KNOW what I am talking about.

      After a lonnnnnng hot soak in the big girl tub, I was feeling marginally better.  Human at least.  My ever helpful husband suggested that I just “find something to be happy about today“.  After I ran through the litany of things in my vocabulary that I wanted to berate him with, I thought before speaking for once.  Thankfully so.  You know what?  I didn’t like him much at that moment, but dang if he wasn’t right.

      So I am on a new course ladies.  I am on day 6 of a 30 day mission.  Each day at 6:00 pm, I stop for 5 minutes and write down 5 good things about my life.  Each day, the 5 things have to be different than all those that came before. I thought I’d be done by day 3, and that was being optimistic.  I am still coming up with new things, pretty easily too I might add.  Even if I think of more than 5, I only use five.

      Once I am done, I reread them all again.  By the time I am finished, I have usually forgotten all the things that made me mad, tense or upset that day.  It is really turning out to be a great motivator and reminder of how much worse my life could truly be.

      Just wanted to share - much love to you all!  Lori


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