Monday, November 16, 2009

If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy

I truly think I am one of the most fortunate people in the world.  That does not mean everything is perfect all the time.  Nope.  But so much stuff is good that it completely overwhelms all the rest. 

My family is close.  Maybe in an odd way because Larry and I don't live close enough for them to drop by, grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee, have Sunday family dinners like I grew up with.  It's not like that.  But we are close in our hearts and that is what really matters.

My friends.  Ah, what would I do without them.  My sister is one of them....family and friend.  How good is that?  My friends are wise women.  They are fun, beautiful, gorgeous, and smart.  Mostly they are there for me if I need them.  Again, because we live all over the city, we don't have as much 'drop in for a sandwich' time as I would like but we are working on that.

I could list the things that are bothering me in my life.  There are some.  I'm not ignoring them.  I'm realistic enough.  I've learned not to choose to think about that which would bring me down.  For years I really did not know much about choosing my thoughts, if that was even possible.  It's hard to think about more than one thing at a time so when I drift into "OMGosh Whatever Will I Do" Land, I conciouisly choose to think about something good.  Am I always successful?  No, not always.  But you do get better with practice.

Tomorrow I have a personal event to deal with coming up.  Just a little medical thing.  So today I am appreciating my healthy body and all that it has done for me and all the good that it brings me.  Perfect health courses through my veins and my cells radiate vibrant health.  My strong legs and arms are my playmates at the gym when they hurl through the air kickboxing and dancing.

I so appreciate Neto who comes and cleans my house when I need him and makes it just absolutely wonderful.  I appreciate my plants that clean the air in the house and bring nature right on inside.  My puppy is a love and is right by my side.  Good thing he is taking a nap because he and I are soon going outside to play.  And I so appreciate my taste buds which are just about to be stimulated beyond belief with the greatest stir fry I have ever had.  Yes, I made it myself!

This is not a litany of self centeredness or bragging.  Hope you know that.  I am very humbly grateful for my life and I (usually) don't take it for granted. Sometimes I wallow in what's wrong and need a kick in the butt to remember the good.  But I am really practicing what I preach today and it helps to write it down.  My vibration is high, right where I want it to be.  That is where it will stay all day.

If this isn't the best day for you, choose different thoughts.  Don't ignore your issues, but get yourself 'up' and ready to deal with them in the highest joy you can muster.  Take care!

23 comments:

  1. Did you know that I needed to hear that today? Thank you. I am going to chose to be happy and do the best with what I have.

    I hope everything goes well for you tomorrow.

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  2. I don't think I've hit the point of knowing how to choose my thoughts yet. I've learned that I can control how I deal with things, but not how to control whether I think about them. Eh, it's some progress, and the rest will come in due time, I'm sure.

    Good luck tomorrow! :)

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  3. I think its really great that you can recognise the positive things in your life and enjoy them. too many people I think get caught up in where their heading or where they've come from to really appreciate the 'now' so to speak.

    You never know when your circumstances are going to change so I think its important to revel in life when its being kind, and to remember good days when you're having bad ones.

    Huzzah! for positive thinking.

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  4. kys,
    Glad you heard what you needed to hear. You never really know. Thanks!

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  5. Carrie, One of my best friends is a life coach. So is my sister so I get to hear it a lot and it helps. Not that you choose not to think about something, but HOW you think about it. Enjoy!
    Sandra

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  6. Hi Sammy,
    I think you are so right. Enjoy everyday! It's all in how I look at it.
    Sandra

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  7. JP, thanks for posting this timely post. Blessings to you dear one....

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  8. Yes, what we allow our thoughts to dwell on has a great affect on how we handle life and our overall outlook. I like to accentuate the positive too.

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  9. i totally agree. appreciate good things in your life is the base for happiness. good thoughts to you on tomorrow's event.

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  10. Thanks everyone. I'm sure tomorrow will go well but I won't be blogging for a few days.

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  11. Almost ALL days are my "good" days. Hardly EVER is it not so. But it was not always that way.

    And yesss, I believe in practice,and it does get better, just like a violin sounds better after one has worked at playing it for 12 years....or more, and never give up (quit), because violin playing, like sobriety, can be lost very soon without constant vigilance.

    GOOD BLOG. Thanks! hurry back, but take your time--grin!

    Peace!

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  12. I really needed to hear that today, thanks friend!

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  13. Sandra, I thought that you would be interested to know that you have a new follower! It's a white seal pup,on your followers list, and goes by the name of Maria. Now this Maria, just happens to be JANICE. Yes the same person that was going around telling everyone about her hard life and going on about her Lupus! She was found out, but has emerged as the most perfect woman that ever walked! Lupus has miraculously vanished, and she now is the most perfect person ever! She is putting herself on on her old sites, but she will never comment on them! She is still the same old liar that we have found her out to be. So please be careful, and un-befriend her because she is trouble! Just take a look at my site and see the havoc she will cause with her lying and cheating.

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  14. this was great - i choose to not stress about all of the comments i have to get to and all the blogs i have to read - this is supposed to be fun, right?

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  15. I've always been a "glass half full" kinda gal. I just can't see the point in getting my undies in a bundle. Or is that panties in a twist? Nevertheless, don't sweat the small stuff. And it's all small stuff!

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  16. i'm glad that you're thankful and sharing it with us. I'm thankful too, but this a just a reminder to stay that way!

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  17. i'm glad that you're thankful and sharing it with us. I'm thankful too, but this a just a reminder to stay that way!

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  18. Have you heard the phrase, "The battle begins in the mind"? So true!

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  19. Every day's a blessing, and people who can get up in the morning should realize it! Best of luck with that 'medical thing...'

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  20. Congratulations. I have something for you in my Blog - "My First Award"

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  21. Sandra, you are an inspiration to me today. It has been a tough week. Keep your spirit soaring. You are the best!

    Charlotte

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  22. Thanks everyone. I'm a little slow to get back to blogging after my little 'medical event'. Maybe later today. Recovery is coming along well but uncomfortable.

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  23. Hi, was visiting Alice In Wonderland, saw you had received an award so thought I'd drop by to say hello and congratulations. Nice to have met you.

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