Friday, January 13, 2012

At Least There's That

Two Thousand and Twelve has been an absolutely ridiculous year for me so far (I can't believe it hasn't even been 2 weeks yet!).  And I don't mean ridiculous as in silly and fun ... I mean ridiculous as in there have been SO many things going on & going wrong, that I just have to laugh ... to keep myself from putting my head through a wall (or so I don't cry, scream, or hurt someone)!

I was originally going to write a post entitled Really, 2012?!?.  It was going to be a list of all the things that have gone wrong so far, with some snide remarks to follow each one ... and for just a week and a half, it would've been a pretty long list.  I just needed to vent.  But while venting may sometimes be necessary, it wasn't the way I wanted to work through this ... well, not entirely, anyway.  Me being me, I'd have to put a positive spin on things, like I did over the 2010 holidays and again a few months later.  

And then I remembered a quote that I saw in my facebook news feed the other day (I subscribe to a bunch of positive energy type pages, so I get bombarded with daily affirmations of the good in life, things to be happy about, etc.).
So ... um ... yeah ... there is that.  I didn't die.  And I am thankful for that.

You see, that actually could have happened.  A lot of things did happen, but a lot of worse things could have and didn't. So at least there's that.

With that in mind, I'm not going to tell you all the things that went wrong for me over the past 12 days, even to turn them around and find the silver lining.  I don't need to give the clouds any more attention than they demand on their own.  Besides, when I think about it, there were quite a few really great things in the past week and a half, too ... and those things (and people) are much more worthy of my attention.  So while it's always easier to vent about all the things that have gone wrong, I'd rather focus on the things that have gone right.  If we take a moment to really think about it, I'm sure we can find a lot more of those positive things than we realize ... so let us all be thankful for that.

**If you like what you read, tell a friend.  Actually, tell me too - post a comment below!  If you don't like it ... well ... I'm all for honesty, but please be gentle!