i choose happy

5:16 PM Posted by Roo

I realize that for the past month I've really been down. And I know I have every right to be upset, depressed, bummed, mad and disappointed. But just because I have the right to feel that way doesn't mean I have to feel this way nor should I feel like I'm entitled to feel this way. Does that make sense or am I just rambling?

Regardless, I hate pessimism. So why am I being so ridiculously pessimistic? Ok, so I'm hurt. Ok, I couldn't attend the 1/2 marathon I worked so hard for. Yeah, it frustrates me but I can continue to dwell on it and be a big ole grump or I can get over it and move on.

I'm choosing to move on. I'm choosing to be happy. And I'm choosing to be thankful that my injury isn't worse than it is. Cause you know what? I'm still alive (although not kicking - that hurts!), I can see, I can hear, I can speak, I can walk. My children are healthy. My husband is keeping the house up as best as he can while working full-time and coming home to take care of everyone. I have a home and a beautiful family.

I choose happy.

PS: If you catch me being a Debbie Downer, please feel free to give me a quick knock upside the head. Just remind me that I choose happy. Period. And to stop sulking.


  1. AnnG said...

    sometimes we just have to "decide" to move on and be happy, no matter what we see and feel! Great attitude...

  2. ~Mendie~ said...

    glad you are choosing happy, even though it is really hard right now and seems like the world is weighing you down. Things will get better with each day, until then I'm here if you ever want to gripe...I owe you!

  3. Brooke said...

    *hugs* i decided the same thing this weekend - we're twinseies! :) i choose to take off my pouty pants and start living again!!

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