This was a tough week. I did pretty well until the weekend. Although I clearly expressed distaste for the inauguration, I was able to at least take on Friday with some levity, some jovial play, and partial acceptance for what is happening.
Saturday was more difficult. I kicked myself (hard) for not marching. I was inspired by the millions of women, and men, marching in cities and towns across America and the world. I was inspired by their smiles and motivation, their hearts and harmony. And THE SIGNS– there were so many good signs! I felt like I let myself down for not participating. I’ve promised myself to do better moving forward.
And then there’s Facebook. I got sucked in hard, and that’s no surprise. It’s so easy to fall down the rabbit hole of emotional tit-for-tat (I’m so mad that I’m not even going to make a joke here). I don’t know why I care so much- but I do. I know I’m not going to win any friends by fighting on Facebook– but it’s hard to walk away. I think I need an exorcism!
I’m usually a pretty happy person, and I’m finding myself being short and even unkind to people that I love. In my effort to refocus, to reflect, and to see the Sunny Side, here are ten really great things that happened this week:
- I consumed a lot of wine this week!
- I fingered a raw chicken. Ok, fisted a raw chicken.
- Trump really has helped bring Americans together.
- Highlights weren’t going to foil my spirits. Great hair, don’t care!
- I’m reading Amy Schumer’s book, ‘The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo” and it’s so perfectly Amy Schumer. I’m taking notes and will most certainly give an annotated review in an upcoming post.
- I STARTED A BLOG! Yes, that was last week, but for this purpose, it counts. That’s big news for me and I’m really loving it! And I’m really loving hearing that you’re loving it!
- Temperatures rose to over 50 degrees this week in January. I’ll enjoy the heat without pressing any global warming jokes!
- I learned how to make memes…THE FUN NEVER STOPS!
- My ten-year-old daughter hugged me in front of her class, and walked through the halls with her arms wrapped around me- in front of hundreds of middle schoolers. She was totally unphased, and I was in everloving awe of her.
- I realized again that I am very blessed to surround myself with so many smart, inspiring, thoughtful, good people in my day-to-day life.
I hope you can also take some time to consider some good that has happened in your life this week. Go for it! It’ll do you some good!
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