No leprachaun at the End Kim . . .
by, 10-28-2009 at 09:26 AM (948 Views)
Well, I was sitting (sort-of) here reading Kim's latest blog post (looking for the rainbow) and I'm thinking to myself, not only is the cup half empty, but the jerk that drank from it while I wasn't looking probably backwashed in it and left enough drool around the rim to give the entire family strep throat!
Ha, well, in all honesty, most days I prefer to look at it as half full, but it really depends on what is happening in my life.
For example, a few weeks ago I FINALLY (after YEARS of wanting to) purchased a horse. She's gorgeous and has great ground manners. Unfortunately, the people that sold her lied through their teeth. She's very green (aka, she'll damn near kill you when you climb on her), and as I sit here writing, my tailbone is still nearly shattered, my knee is a colorful mess, elbow is still swollen and my left arm is missing some skin.
Luckily, it's been a couple weeks since my riding "incident" we'll call it... and I'm trying to get the hang of sitting on a 'roid pillow. Who knows how long it'll be before I can sit down on my own two cheeks.
At the same time, I found myself, just this morning, reading old blogs, posts, threads... and discovering that quite a few of our longterm members have run away. I was kind of frustrated by it because I try (more than you realize) to respond to all of the members on the site.
I try to keep up with how everyone is doing, how their kids and families are doing. I notice when they stop visiting or leave particularly for long periods of time, but sometimes I don't say anything at all. I just wonder to myself if they're alright or what's happening with them, etc. Like my old friend lynn who really had a rough year, or my friend Melissa who was a mod for awhile. When they're gone for long periods, I wonder if I've said something to offend them, or if its just a matter of life getting too busy setting ones priorities.
I try not to post things that are negative or not upbeat on the site because as Kim said, the news is negative enough and we need something to look forward to, something to brighten our days when everything else seems to go wrong, which is what tends to happen in everyday life.
While it's obvious that I sometimes let things get to me, Kim is absolutely right, it is essential that we look to the positive side in life. I challenge you to find at least 3 things everyday that are beautiful or make you smile- Just Because.
Here are my positive thoughts for today, It's fall (my favorite time of year), the tree's are gorgeous, the house smells of cinnamon, pumpkins, & fresh apples.
I can dress as a car accident victim for halloween and I won't even have to apply Make-up! **Whoohoo*
Now all that's missing is the rich little leprechaun at the end of that rainbow!