Friday, February 18, 2011

Be happy or stick gum in my hair?

I'm making up my mind to be happy.  This is harder than it sounds.  I was reading the blogs from some of the Positive People on the right side of my blog and I got a little perspective.  I don't want to be a debbie downer.  I want to be a positive person.  What would a positive person do?  For one thing, they wouldn't wallow in their anger.  There is a quote from the Vivi character in the movie Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.  She says, "...You know how I am, I take a problem and chew on it until all the flavor's gone, then I stick it in my hair..."  I don't want to do that.

I want to move in a positive direction.  And lo and behold, my work is offering two classes on communication.  I signed up for both of them.  And lo and behold again, my work is offering a class in communication for management and upper management (my boss) is REQUIRED to take it.  Fingers crossed, we will all learn something.

I'm still going to have the conversation.  I will be respectful.  I will be calm.  I will be forthcoming.  

And I decided to BREATHE today.  For 5 minutes I just breathed.  Quietly... deeply... yoga-like.  Ahhh...  I can't give myself away anymore.  Perspective...  boundaries...  peace...

No gum stuck in my hair.

Now I want to watch this movie.  I LOVE Ashley Judd and Sandra Bullock.  I really love this whole cast.


  1. smiles. glad you took time to breathe that is important...and yeah have that may be tough but you will feel great after ward...

  2. That is one of my favorite movies. So many scenes speak to my life. friendships especially.
    Good for you to breathe today. I had a melt down, but am breathing now. :)
    respectful, calm, forthcoming...all great ways to start a touch conversation. Don't forget the "I" messages.
    and thank you for your consistent encouragement. You are good.

  3. I absolutely love your attitude. I just said a quick prayer that the classes will be helpful! Especially for your boss ; )

    Now you made me want to see this movie too. I love those actresses as well. I hope you have an amazing weekend and you don't think about stressful things at work for even one moment. Sending love. Becky

  4. Yay for your decision. Good luck with the endeavour, and let's hope we can all keep the positivity going around continually.


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