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Deep thoughts…by Molly Sly

August 2, 2008

A Jack Handy play from old-school Saturday Night Live? Get it? Are you with me? I’ve noticed there are a lot of unhappy people in this world. It’s starting to bother me quite a bit. Happiness is a choice, right? So just because things might not be perfect in your personal life — finances, job, relationships, whatever…you can still choose to be happy for what you do have. I think I’m just growing weary of people who tend to focus more on the negative than the positive especially when there is so much suffering in this world right now. I, for one, will admit to getting down this past month and doing my fair share of complaining but in the end I know that I’m really fortunate. I don’t have some horrible life/death disease, my children are healthy and happy, Mike and I both have jobs and still love (and like) each other (most of the time!) and we have friends and family who care about us. I’ve been up since 5:30 am and this is what I’m thinking about. I’m sure we can all find something to feel grateful for and I wish there weren’t so many angry people in the world. Just getting in the car and seeing people behind their wheels freaking out if someone isn’t driving to THEIR standards is proof enough that a lot of us don’t know how good we have it. AGAIN, I will admit to losing it in the car from time to time (but really, horrible drivers flock to me on the road). I’ll also lose my cool in slow pitch softball when a guy takes a walk (because they get to take two bases instead of one – sexism). It’s slow pitch softball for God’s sake. ANYone can hit the ball fella. Don’t take a walk. There! Sorry for the rant but just imagine how much cooler your days would be if you were surrounded by positive people.

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