Thursday, March 22, 2007

just keep swimming...

you know when you're digging through your underwear drawer and the only options left make your nose crinkle up b/c they're just not festive, that it's time to do laundry. and if you were around at all for the calvin klein cheekies obsession of 2006, you know that i have a TON of underwear. that said, i made the crinkley face yesterday morning whilst getting ready for work, so i knew that i'd have to do some laundry when i got back home. it'd been awhile... and i still have two more loads to do tonight (but in my defense, i was away from home for a week, so that adds to the pile).

in a random conversation yesterday, a friend asked me how i managed to stay so positive and cheerful when it came to friendships and relationships.. the answer... lithium.

okay that was a lie... but it got me thinking because i find myself in the most ridiculous situations with and because of other people, and yet i remain obstinately optimistic. i have an inventive imagination, great friends, and am old enough to know when to appreciate brilliantly random moments of joy. by learning to appreciate the little things, i've learned to worry less about the big picture. and for some reason, that helps me stay positive.

that blue fish said it best... 'just keep swimming, just keep swimming'.

this is not to say that i am not a moody behemoth from time to time...i'm not emotionally monotonous after all (boring, if you ask me)... for the most part, however, i'm a pretty positive person.

i've given out two hugs to downtrodden coworkers today... i'm on a roll people!!

so what keeps you up and smiling?? assuming that you are in fact up and smiling...

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