Call Me Grateful

Sometimes, I find myself dwelling on the negatives in my life and all the things I wish were different.  It can be easy to get wrapped up in imagining your life forever changed if just this or that were different.  I’m sure I would be happier if I earned more money.  I think I would find my soul mate if I lost a few pounds.  My life would begin if I got the chance to start over someplace new.  These are the kinds of thoughts that eat away at the very core of your happiness.

A little perspective.

I’ve been noticing lately that my posts have been on the down side.  I did not create this blog to wax on about every little thing that bothers me or how mopey I feel, especially because I’m a pretty happy person 99% of the time.  Those aren’t the kind of words I like to read, so why on earth have I been writing them?

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September Blues

I hope those of you who had a long holiday weekend enjoyed wonderful days filled with laughter and great people.  I know I did.

You can’t beat finding the perfect piece of art for an empty room or laughing with family while soaking up the sun at the beach or getting some much-needed deep-cleaning done throughout your home.  A truly happy weekend prepared me for the start of September, the busiest time of year in my office.  Though I’m not looking forward to the weekends spent at work or parties I will miss because I have to wake up early for status meetings the next day, I feel ready for this month.

That is, ready for it to be over.

I used to love the ninth month of the year.  It symbolized new beginnings, the arrival of cooler temperatures, and the return of favorite TV shows.  Now, September means heightened stress levels, tension among co-workers, a blackout on vacation time, and an increase in the consumption of crappy foods over the next thirty days.  Add all that to my organization going through a poorly planned merger and the departure of many co-workers and you can understand why I can’t wait to see the harvest festivities of October.

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