Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quotes from a Dove Chocolate

"I feel like I'm running", I frequently say to my husband.  Not from anything, necessarily - my past has been a great one, the present is pretty cool, and I'm thinking the future is going to be full of awesome adventures, too.  I don't think I'm trying to fast-forward life... I think I'm just excited. Daily. It's like that "YESSSssss!" feeling you get when you're working out and you've reached the halfway point, not even realizing it because you've been rocking to some awesome tunes on the iPod. 

 I'm excited to live life. My little heart beats fast when i get excited for future events, but it pitter-patters quickly when I'm on a natural high on a simple, happy day, too.  I'm eager to experience small things, like a great TV show or my next Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I'm eager to experience big things, too, like moving this year, eventually having children, and traveling abroad one day. The older I get, the more I realize that time is precious and you've just gotta live.  And remember - tomorrow's another day!

Miss Positivity? Well... not all the time.
We all have those ultra-crappy days, the days when everything seems to be off kilter, everyone seems to be a jerk, and/or nothing seems to go the "right" way.  I have them - and often. I'm slowly improving on how to manage those days, and have found that looking forward and knowing that better things are ahead is a simple concept to believe in - and it works (most of the time.)

Some personal examples:
"I don't feel well today" - there are people that feel worse. You will eventually get better.
"My check engine light is on" - you could be walking everywhere. Besides, it's probably just the gas tank cap thingy.
"There is cat hair EVERYWHERE - it never feels clean in my home!" - you have a feline friend who loves you, looks up at you with big trusting eyes, and will always be on your side.
"My co-worker made me mad!" - you have a job. And your co-worker may be having a bad day, too.
"My football team ALWAYS loses!" - you could be one of the players, or one of the player's mothers. 

See?  Simple, right? Unfortunately, simple positive thinking doesn't always get you out of the rut of the negative present... but it's a start at dealing, then looking forward to better days. New adventures always lie ahead.

Wow, Dove Chocolate Wrappers are really inspirational! Everyone should buy a bag of Dove, like, NOW!

*Hello to all of those stopping by from Welcome Wednesday!* Link up below!

post signature


Rebekah said...

I love the sayings from Dove chocolates! When my sister and I were younger, we would always save them!

Jayda said...

new follower from WW


malia said...

hi! newest follower from ww... sweet blog! malia

Kristin said...

Hi there! Found you on WW...and following you!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Emy said...

I'm also a grad student's wife!

I'm a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance.


Design It Chic said...

I am now following you thanks to Welcome Wednesday, and it would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
Also don't forget, if you need any help increasing your blog's traffic or you want to sign up in our amazing giveaway: 3 x greeting cards of your choice complete with delivery to the recipient, you know where to come!
Today we teach another one of our easy HTML tutorials, so make sure you don't miss it! Happy Wednesday!

Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Wednesday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers.You have a really good out look on life. Not always an easy thing to do. Hope you are having a wonderful week so far.Be sure to check my blog out www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com

Jeska said...

Nice post. I'm trying to have that positive attitude as well! I am so grateful for all I have. Sometimes I just need to clear my head and remember what really matters!

P.S. LOVE pumpkin spice lattes from SB's~

love jenny xoxo said...

way to stay positive! I definitely try to look on the brightside but sometimes its harder to do that. But I hate it when I whine... my biggest is that I'm tired... news flash, no one cares or wants to hire how sleepy i am :)


harts said...

New follower from WW

Hoping you will stop by mine too

Love your blog


Kerry McCullough said...

Ha! I live for Pumpkin Spice Lattes- it's kind of sad how excited I get for them to come back every fall.

I'm following you from Wednesday Blog Hops. Looking forward to reading more. Mine is http://www.nestingwithniall.blogspot.com. Would love to have you visit and follow back :)

ty said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you ... this is EXACTLY what I needed to hear. This week has been trying at best, but it could definitely be a lot worse.