Monday, November 9, 2009

Just a day, just an ordinary day....

All too often I have used the phrase, "My life would be perfect if it wasn't for..." and whatever would complete the sentence would be whatever was getting me down that week. Many, many times it was work, other times it was money, and on the most rare occasions it was a crazy doggie. :)

In previous posts on this blog I have written that I was striving to have a more positive attitude. Sometimes I strayed from this line of thinking, but in the last few weeks of my life I have really been doing some soul searching and have expanded on my thinking.

I know people say this all the time, but life has no guarantees. So many things can happen that turn your life upside down from one day to the next. And yes, you have probably read that phrase 100 times in your life, but do you really get it? I'm sure some of you won't...unfortunately, I don't think most people do.

For the record, it doesn't matter how I came to this line of thinking. I could tell you some of the reasons and others I don't even know myself. But before anyone goes jumping to some crazy conclusions...no, I don't have any kind of disease or medical condition.

There are certain things in my life that suck. Plain and simple, some things suck. Regardless of the suckage, my life is still happening today. Therefore, I either have to deal with it and move on or I can spend today dwelling on it. I really don't see the point in the latter.

The past two weeks several people in my life have been taken a back by my sudden need to just tell them what I am feeling. Sometimes it was through email and was just a simple, "Hey, you did this, I noticed, and you are awesome." I also made an effort to tell someone very special in my life just how much they meant to me because I hadn't said it lately and I didn't know if I would be there the next day to say it. I plan on reminding myself to do this more, and even if someone else doesn't give me the same sentiment or even understand what I am saying, it doesn't really matter.

Have a great day, I hope you live it for all it is worth.

9 comments:

Julia said...

Love this new attitude. I have days when life's fragility smacks me right in the face and forces me to wake up and enjoy the moment. Many times for me it is seeing my patient's lives change forever in one instant. I'm so glad you can experience the wake up call without a huge medical issue as the cause.

Keep it up!

emma o said...

Word.

LC said...

You know that your "random act of kindness" meant a lot to me. I need to remind myself to make others happy, as well!

Angie said...

Wonderful post girl. There are several moments in my life that come to mind after reading this post. One was when I was on spring break, everything was fine one minute, the next minute I was in the ER suffering a fatal asthma attack and was pronounced dead. Another is on 9/11 when people were just sitting at their desks working minding their own business when the next minute a plane hit their building and they were instantly dead. You just don't know what can happen. I try to remember that and make every day the best that I can.

Rhonda said...

Your words ring true, my friend. To the core.

Sarah said...

What a positive post. Thanks!

mxq said...

i agree. i really try to make a conscious effort to let people know i don't take them for granted. in turn, i hope they do the same.

btw, teresa, i just love you! really- i was talking to ali about it last week. we think you're great.

Pamela

mckenzie.boyd said...

It's incredibly coincidental I didn't stumble upon this post yesterday...a typically OK day...but on a day like today, when I really, really needed to hear it.

Maria said...

Fantastic post Teresa!!! I really need to remember this when I have a bad day (or days).