Thursday, October 08, 2009

Looking At The Stars

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde


Thank you all for you responses on my last post. As strange as it may sound, reading your rants and complaints made me not feel so alone. When I'm in a completely negative frame of mind I tend to selfishly focus on myself -- how much my situation sucks, how some people were put on this planet for the sole purpose of annoying me, how life seems so easy for others. Now, I know that in the grand scheme of things none of those things are true, but sometimes I am just too overcome with negativity to acknowledge that.

The second half of my week has significantly improved. I've let go of a few nagging problems, made plans to see a wonderful friend and her adorable twin daughters this weekend, engaged in some retail therapy, and eaten some chocolate. I'm concentrating on what I can control as opposed to what I cannot control. I'm attempting to focus on one task at a time instead of three at once. I am looking forward with renewed hope and optimism. I'm looking at the stars.

15 comments:

nory said...

Chocolate cake!? Sign me up. Sounds amazing. Hope you have a lovely weekend!

AshleyD said...

I think chocolate and retail therapy are sure fire ways to make life better. :) I hope your weekend continues to be increasingly fabulous!

Kyla Roma said...

The Calvin & Hobbes quotes didn't hurt either =)

So glad you're feeling better!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Glad you're feeling better, retail therapy pretty much fixes anything. I think, anyways.

Have SO MUCH FUN with your friend and her daughters this weekend :-)

Pam said...

Glad you are doing better. Here's to a nice & relaxing weekend.

Frank said...

You have to take what life throws at you...it's not fun, I know, but if you accept that things are the way they are, it's not quite as bothersome.

I admit, I still have those moments when I want to start punching someone for writing a check at the express lane at the supermarket...

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I totally have those days, too. Esp if I am over tired or sick. Especially when I am sick - I get really whiny and focus on how unlucky I am, blah blah blah.

Glad things are better at the end of the week. Hope you have a great relaxing weekend!!

Little Fish said...

Good for you! I'm totally in the cheering section of Team Mandy.

little erin said...

hey!
i hope everything continues to get better!!!!!!! choc. cake sounds ssoooooo good right now!

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Bayjb said...

Hey! Hope you had a good weekend and got to relax and unwind. OSU did kick our a** on Saturday too :)

I love staring at the stars, so cleansing.

raeleighjo said...

the title to this post made me think of a new song i think you might enjoy (maybe? i dunno, i like it) by Jack Ingram called "Seeing Stars" -- the chorus is "Wishin' on stars, only when you see 'em,
It's like askin' God for help, only when you need it
But I'm wishin' anyway, I'm wishin' anyway"

and it's just so pretty! :)

glad you're feeling a bit better!

Liz said...

I love that Oscar Wilde quote so much!

Kristin said...

Chocolate and retail therapy is usually a pretty good prescription for what ails!! ah ha

Auburn Kat said...

I seriously love that quote!!!

Andy said...

Yumm! Girly activities FTW! :) I cooked crepes and went shopping on Saturday as well! Seems like cheering up girls is not that difficult!