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Bad luck continued, and I haven't been eating well

Friday, December 06, 2013

Since my last blog entry I had several unfortunate incidents, like
-dishwasher's engine burned down (no kidding, we saw the flames inside!)
-I scratched the backup car I got to replace my broken car
-I poked the sleeve of my coat into my left eye (I was so scared I ruined the good result of the laser surgery but no it is OK...)
-DS came home from a party saying he lost his cellphone which we searched for desperately for hours, until DD woke up and told us she found the phone in her handbag (DS gave it to her but forgot... huh)
and so on

I was in a bad mood all week, didn't track anything and overate (moderately) every day.
Yesterday I finally got my car back and I was so happy...
I took a day off to start Christmas shopping, and started the day with a wonderful forest run. I really had the feeling that everything was well and my bad luck is over. My vision is perfect clear, weather is gorgeous, life is good...
Half hour later DH took my car and wrecked the clutch so it car is broken again...
I cried. I sobbed and sobbed but an insight emerged from the sadness: so many things are broken because I have so much. If I had less, the chance of anything broken down would be much smaller. For instance if I was a Buddhist monk and all I owned was 3 robes and a bowl, I certainly wouldn't have to worry about fines and car accidents and home equipment...
This is the price I pay for having a great job, a company car, a family, for living in a city and so on.
Somehow this helped. I decided that I will not make things by overeating. Not today.
Instead I did a full weight lifting workout, then went out for a walk with DH.
And tracked all the fitness minutes I did during the week.
I'm feeling much better.
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KANSASROSE67 12/18/2013 9:30PM

    That is a wonderful insight and I'm glad you shared it. It's something I'm going to try to remember when the little things get me down.

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WILLITWORK1 12/11/2013 10:21AM

    That is perfect! We have so much to break because we have so much. That is both an encouragement and a challenge to me.

Thanks for shaping my day!
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/10/2013 10:52PM

    Thanks for sharing! I'm glad your eye is okay! Sending you some extra hugs!
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SETTIMIA 12/8/2013 2:30PM

    Hello, it is good that you have reflected and seen it in a positive light. I do hope that things begin to look up.

WISHING YOU A MUCH MORE IMPROVED WEEK AHEAD

Ciao

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MOBYCARP 12/7/2013 8:52PM

    In America, people sometimes refer to issues like this as "first world problems." Sometimes realizing that our problems are because we have so much reduces stress by a great deal.

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VARELSE 12/7/2013 11:47AM

    that is a very healthy perspective, thank you for sharing it

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AEGISHOT 12/7/2013 10:46AM

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MRS.DOYLE 12/7/2013 1:15AM

    I like the way you put it all ( and there is a lot of it) in perspective.

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ROXYZMOM 12/6/2013 9:54PM

    Thank God your eye is ok!!

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MEXGAL1 12/6/2013 6:00PM

    Hang in there baby.....you can change your outcome....you got the power.
Have a great evening.
Sallie

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STRIVERONE 12/6/2013 5:01PM

    In spite of the number of bits of bad luck you talk about, your blog is very uplifting. Those bits of bad luck amount of very little, balanced against your new clear vision.

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POUTINGPEGGY 12/6/2013 3:33PM

    I agree with you about possessions. Stuff gets in the way. I try not to buy anything that I don't absolutely need.

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MADEIT3 12/6/2013 3:07PM

    What an amazing insight!! How wonderful that you have the resilience and fortitude to come to that realization!

Thanks for sharing!

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ARCHIMEDESII 12/6/2013 2:40PM

    Glad you're feeling better today !

A wonderful book came out years ago called,"Don't Sweat the Small Stuff". It was an easy read and made a good point. That we should save our energy for the bigger battles life has to offer. No one wants to have to deal with all those extra expenses at the holidays, BUT as you said... you have a godo job, a company car, etc.

As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". Keep looking for all the things that are going right with your life. That's what counts.

You're not a bad person or an unhealhy one because you had one less than perfect week. It happens to us all.

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LJOYCE55 12/6/2013 2:35PM

  I think you have every right to be in a bad mood and I am impressed with how you got yourself out of it. Congrats!

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