Tuesday, January 24, 2012

There's Always Tomorrow

“The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed.”
― Maya Angelou

Oh how I love this quote.

It is the epitome of an optimistic soul.
To maintain an attitude of gratitude is not an easy thing, (Can I get a witness?)

In this economy, around every corner, if you are paying attention, there are things that should be bringing us all to our knees, but this quote... this quote...
This reminds us that as long as their is breath in our lungs we can give thanks, even for that alone.

The part I love best about it is that, even though some days we might not be able to get out of our funk, "If I insist on being pessimistic" we can say tomorrow is a new day.
As Anne of Green Gables would say, "Fresh with NO mistakes in it"

A few days ago, I had one of those days.
I had been in this house, and way too inside my head for, far, far too long.
I had given in to the FUNK!
I was ready to get OUT!
I had a reason to get OUT!
I was dressed up to get OUT!
Only to have my hopes dashed when The Giant got stuck in the muck of the snow and mud that was our street.
I tried to not to give in to the "depths of despair", but I failed.
I went to bed early.

"There is always Tomorrow"

Then the next morning I got up, the snow was melting.
My drive way was clearing, the snow plows had come to save the day, and I was able to enter the human race again.
And boy howdy did it ever feel so good!!

I went to the grocery store that has a Starbucks inside(they all do here)SO, I should say, I went to the closest grocery store, to be quick as wink!
I wanted to be in society asap.
I walked in with a big Shit Eating Grin on my face like, I just had won the lottery, and
I said to the lovely Barista, "What drink do you suggest for the woman who has been in her house for 7 days with 4 kids, 2 dogs, and lots of snow?"
She looked at me and smiled really big and said, "Better make it a good one with lots of caffeine."

Ah, how I love people.

In the midst of my captivity, I continually gave thanks for you.
Yes YOU, my readers!
For this other outside world.
I prayed like no other that our electricity wouldn't go out.
And it didn't.

"Today, I am blessed"


Words of Wisdom from Izzy's Ma said...

Amen....and I think I would have laced that lovely mug of Starbuck's elixir with a healthy shot of Irish cream. Glad to hear you made it out alive ;)

Jen Simms said...

Yes, you made it out alive!!! And here you are!

Noel said...

Momma Nash, there were days... let me tell ya!!
Sista- yep made it out alive. I don't think I have ever been so happy to go grocery shopping!

Bean said...

Thank you Jesus for starbucks!

Noel said...

Bean Totally!!

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