Friday, July 24, 2009

musings and such

Today I sat at Starbucks for a few hours. I had time to kill. And while I sat there, drinking my cinnamon dolce-white chocolate mocha combination, I pondered the stresses of my life. First and foremost would be school. I'm transferring, and that my friends, is a pain in the ass. Then comes my super overprotective relationship with my mother- she's the overprotective one if you were wondering. Finally comes my semi-failed relationship with a friend, which shouldn't bother me- yet does. So I sit there, and being the dork that I am, I have a notebook with me. I take it out, pencil in hand- ready to bitch- and then, nothing. Literally, pencil poised, I begin to question the productivity of bitching about what sucks in my life. So I put pencil down, insert headphones, press play on the Klaxons, breathe- and start to list what I love about above mentioned stresses (of course after I picked up my pencil). I just started on this rampage of lists of positive aspects about everything. My mother, my school, my family members, my friends- hell, even me! And, I don't know what happened but something shifted inside of me where the stresses just dissipated. It was like lifting some sort of back-breaking contraption off of me. I actually sat back and started laughing, not unlike those crazy people that make you clutch your purses to your chests for dear life.
So the next time things start to fall apart- take your mind off of the details of the situation and start appreciating the beauty in the whole. Because what do problems create? They create solutions, and opportunities to grow. Try it, what's there to lose?

With that insightful thought, if I do say so myself :), I leave you with my love and my sincere wish that life unfolds for you, magically


Constructive Attitude said...

While reading this, I couldn't help but think that I really REALLY like your writing style. I guess I never thought to say it before...Its just so engaging.

Anywho, I also really enjoyed this post. I like your musings. Keep them coming :)

Artistic Logic said...

hm i needed this today

*mary* said...

Great advice, and timely for me! Thanks.

Faith in Writing said...

That was LOVELY!!
Just what I needed to read while I was sitting her in the middle of the 50th annoyance today with my marriage.

Soda and Candy said...

Wow, what a great thing to do! I'm gonna try that the next time I start feeling like having a massive rage-vent.

Also, I have done that crazy-lady laughing in public thing. hehehe.

Sarah Alaoui said...

love it. totally works.

fuelMybrain said...

This IS great advice, and I can testify that it does work!!!