Monday, November 8

What I have got.

Recently I have been dwelling way too much on what I haven't got. It seems to be so easy to get sucked in to that way of thinking that judges success and worth in terms of career and $.
And thinking this way has made for a depressed me.

It reminded me of the Dr Seuss book 'Oh the Places You'll Go!"

You'll come down from the lurch
with an unpleasant bump
And the chances are, then
that you'll be in a Slump.

And when you're in a Slump
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.

But it is time to climb out of this slump.
As the famous (well he was sort of famous around Queensland public toilets) graffiti artist Think Pos would say
     Negative thoughts entrap!

So I have been trying to focus on what I HAVE got. Trying to catch myself thinking negative thoughts and change them into positive ones.
I decided yesterday to challenge myself to do something nice for me everyday for a week. And it is a challenge to keep it up.

But I will keep trying.

As Dr Suess said

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

On and on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.

So today I plan to take it easy on myself, to realise that bad days are just that, bad days, they are not the end of the world.
I will stop and smell the nasturiums
I will play with my kids and find joy in their smiling faces
I will relax and have a cup of tea and read a book
And I will try to think positive thoughts.


Kimmie said...

Oh Ariad with your 4 beautiful children you are beyond rich~!



Ariad said...

Thank you Kimmie. I should know that. Sometimes I just get a little lost.

messyfish said...

I have two funerals this Friday... One from cancer at 46, the other friends daughters suicide early 20's. Now I bet you can think how blessed you are. You have wool AND time to crochet!!!!!

Ariad said...

Hugs Messyfish.
So sorry to hear about your losses. Yes I am blessed and am trying to appreciate it. I have suffered depression on and off my whole life and can relate to your friends daughter who obviously felt that life was so hopeless that she couldn't do it anymore. Depression is such an insidious thing and it is so hard to just 'snap out of it'.
Intellectually I can see that I have so much but sometimes my emotions or brain chemistry let me down...

majikfaerie said...

you are beautiful. I know; I said it a bunch of times... but it's true, and I'm constantly reminded of it. you are beautiful.

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