OPTIMISM -- day dreamer more eloquently spelled
-- Mark Twain
I've had a fantastic week full of reflection and uplifting friends! On Wednesday I had the opportunity to go to the temple with a long-lost friend from college and we had such a wonderful time! She really helped me start putting things in perspective and realize all of the wonderful blessings my trials have been in disguise!
And first of all -- my wallet was found! I didn't write about this because I was waiting fore more people to feel sorry for me, hello!!!! A few days after it was stolen, (and after many, many prayers that God would just allow it to be sitting on my desk, unscathed...) I got a call from the bar down the street saying they had found my wallet in the trashcan of their bathroom! Gosh, I must have left it there after I got hammered... I am just so grateful that Heavenly Father does answer prayers! Hooray!
I have decided that although life really sucks sometimes, being optimistic about it maybe isn't that bad after all. My new goal in life is to turn all of those little "ick" moments into something good. For example:
THE BAD-- Josh hurt his GOOD KNEE! why, oh why. (let's pray for no surgery this time!)
THE GOOD -- Maybe I can beat him at tennis now that he can't run after the ball?
THE BAD-- Camera still gone, sniff.
THE GOOD-- If I have no camera to take pictures of, I can't have pictures to look bad in!!!
THE BAD-- Still not feeling great, doctors still can't pin it down.
THE GOOD-- "Mystery disease" can get me out of subbing in nursery.
THE BAD-- Have to go back to my second job next week.
THE GOOD-- Actually, it's not that bad. I secretly like having friends that are still in high school
THE BAD-- My house is a mess. How does that happen in just one week?
THE GOOD-- I've been practicing my manipulation skills all day -- Josh might just be tricked into wanting to clean it, even with only one leg.
THE BAD-- Someone, oh someone please help me decorate my house! I am a failure!
THE GOOD-- No one comes over to see it, I can keep my decorating failure to myself!
Actually, I finally got curtains for our bedroom! It is finished! I will take pictures (with my other camera, but keep that one a secret so it doesn't get stolen) and awe you with how good it looks despite my aesthetic ineptitude.