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Monday musings…

Attitude is a little thing that
makes a big difference.
Winston Churchill

Yesterday was not great.
It was a sort of nothing day.
Everything was just blah.
Nothing made happy.
Netflix was not interesting.
The book I was reading was sad.
I didn’t go for a walk.
I didn’t talk to anyone.
I took a long nap.
Woke up with a headache.
Not my usual positive self.
My attitude was ugly.

Today all is back to normal.
The sunshine is bright.
The clouds are white and wispy.
Walking was a delight.
Looking forward to starting a new book.
Netflix has a new season of a series I like.
Making brownies to share.
No need for a nap.
Back to my normal self.
My attitude is as usual.

Have no idea what brought on the ugly blahs yesterday.
Just very glad they are gone!
I don’t know how always negative people survive.
I would not want to live in a constant negative state.
Very thankful that I don’t!

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34 thoughts on “Monday musings…

  1. I love being happy and my heart goes out to people who are sad. We may all experience grief at times, but the way back to happiness is worth pursuing. What a great post, Patricia. You are an encourager. Blessings to you.

  2. I alos had an ugly day yesterday. I got a head aches that put me in bed. My sister said it must be all the emotions swirling around in our current situation….I always try to be someone who controls my own weather and yesterday I definitely failed.

    1. Sorry, you weren’t feeling well, and hope that the headache is gone. The only thing we can control is ourselves. The stuff outside of us is not ours to control. All we can do is help when and where we can the best we can and leave the rest to the One who is in control.

  3. I’ve always thought of you as being positive! I feel we all have days where we are off kilter. I’m glad to hear you are back to your normal cheerful self.

  4. Oh I loved this Patricia, from the Churchill quote to your last wonderful declaration. Happiness is a decision we make, and to add an Abe Lincoln line, people are as happy as they make up their minds to be. It’s true. We always have choice even if it seems uphill to feel less low, to count our blessings instead. I had a couple of those weighed down days too, but prayer, like a flotation device, lifted me back up. I truly loved this, and all the comments as well. Susannah

    1. We do have to make a conscious decision to be happy it doesn’t always just happen. Prayer as a flotation device…I like that! There is a breathing exercise that I often use, (inhale) Guiding Spirit (exhale) show me the way. Amazing how something so simple can get me back on track.

  5. C.S.Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity about folks who seem to want to expound on how [metaphorically speaking] black the darkness and evil is, then how eventually that overtakes one’s worldview to where those gray area things becomes black. Without intervention, soon white itself even becomes black.
    At that stage, the individual has become stuck in a perpetual funk that would take drastic measures to overcome. Thankfully God is in the miracle business. Pray for those who are in that vicious cycle. Telling folks like that to “chin up”, “look on the bright side of life”, and other droll platitudes pours gas on the fire burning in their soul. I know, I’ve been there.

    1. I guess you no longer have that fire burning in your soul. At least I think so if you are the Gralan
      I remember from a few years ago. Good to hear from you.

      1. Indeed it is I, my dear friend. I’ve been having issues with WordPress but hope that these are behind me now. I still cannot “like” anything so that is a great hindrance.
        I’ve been dealing with many homeless, broken, alienated and disenfranchised in our area. I’ve also had to deal with many family members who’ve bought into the ideas of the worldly evil pattern of evil gets blacker, gray issues get black, then even good/white is black. It is easy to point the finger at the world but these folks are hardcore church members and I love them.
        Btw, we’ve finally found a solid congregation to worship and fellowship with.

  6. I’m glad you’re back to your happy self. I don’t know how people live in such misery either. We refused to do so.

    Have a fabulous day and week. โ™ฅ

    1. So am I! Can’t remember the last time I felt so down. When I went to bed I promised myself I would rejoice in the morning…and I did!

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