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Saturday, October 13, 2012

I am so thankful for all of the fantastic things that have come my way! I have been away from spark people for quite some time, and it gave me time to do some heavy thinking! The wolf has "been at my door" as much as everybody elses, and it is very discouraging to have to work 2-3 jobs and still not come out ahead! I am in the process of forclosing on my house of 20 years. My job situation is getting better, but still was pretty sad for a couple of years! So, what is it that I could possibly be thankful for?! Well, I have a great family, and I am happy to spend time with them! I am trying to get my life to be less chaotic (good luck with that!) Anyway, I can always find things to be down about, but on the other hand, I can always find things to be "up" about! My boyfriend's mother, is a perpetual pessimist. If I ask her how she is on any given day, she says "horrible!" Her brain is hearing that every day of her "miserable, terrible, horrible life!" We can always find reasons to think that way, but I choose to try to see how incredible and interesting life can be! We are here for one short minute in the clock of the the universe! Tick, tick! Time to get back on that merry-go-round and have the ride of our lives! Rock on, Spark friends!
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    So sorry to hear about your house. emoticon
    I hope things turn around for you very soon. emoticon
    2002 days ago
    Great to read your blog today.

    I've missed you.

    Good to see you have a positive attitude - I resigned from a new job just last week, but I have my daughter, fiance, extended family, health (getting better as the weight decreases) and a wedding to look forward to in March.... that's a lot of pluses too...
    2014 days ago
  • MCGS62
    WOW!!! Long time no hear from. I am glad you are back and sorry to hear that you are loosing your house.
    Remember that is the people that surround and support you that make a home and not the building. I look forward to talking to you again . Good luck!!

    2016 days ago
    Nice to see that happy, smiling face of yours again!
    2016 days ago
    emoticon Hoping things get better for you. -- Lou
    2016 days ago
    It's all about if the glass is half full or half empty. Obviously your boyfriend's mother sees it as half empty, while you are, in my opinion, taking the right path and looking at as half full. Sorry to hear about your house, but hopefully better times are ahead!

    Keep up the positive attitude!

    2016 days ago
    This is grerat blog!! I love your positive thinking in your times of stress. We each choice what our day is going to be. To find that upbeat feeling no matter what life throws at us. When we choice to be "horrible" then everything is worse and it affects everyone around us just like the positive upbeat feelings do. You are an emoticon person. Wishing you the very best in your way to a better, even happier life! emoticon Big High Five to You! Pat
    2017 days ago
    I like to see the bright side too and stay in the light as much as possible
    2017 days ago
    Hey lady welcome back. Good to see you have an up beat positive attitude. It is so easy to get sucked into the "oh this is terrible my life sucks" but there is always someone suffering worse and just happy to be alive.
    2017 days ago
    So glad you are keeping up beat about everything!!! I have really missed your blogs, but I totally understand that "life" has to take precedence over SP from time to time. Hope you can get things worked out so you can have a little $ at the end of the month. We're always too much month at the end of the $, too!
    Rock on, my friend!!
    2017 days ago
    Love your attitude - you're a true Sparker - you ROCK! emoticon emoticon
    2017 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    missed you soooooooo much, I wondered what happened in your life that you weren't posting anymore, I loooooove your posts
    I wonder if this election will change anyone's financial situations. I know so many people (myself included) struggling to pay the bills month to month with uncertainty of the future.
    You are right about the mother, if she thinks the worst all the time her wish is granted, it's the worst.
    I'm so glad you are back at SP
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    2017 days ago
    sorry about your house, and job situation..... Any day that I wake up is a good day! Positive attitude is always better. ... good luck and welcome back.
    2017 days ago
    It's great that you have such a wonderful attitude despite what life has dealt you. Good luck to you and best wishes for a wonderful future.
    2018 days ago
    Sorry about your house. But welcome back, we missed you.
    2018 days ago
    emoticon What a great attitude and blog! Wishing you the very best.
    2018 days ago
    2018 days ago
  • SCOOTER4263
    Hey, Normandy! Great to see you back here again! I missed you!

    It's a fact of life that sometimes life is no fun at all, and challenges or tragedies can linger in our minds for a very long time, but how you think about these events, the lessons learned and your attitude toward the future are, I think, what separate the happy folks from those who choose perpetual misery.

    The money thing is rough, but as someone who currently has about $4 in her checking account, I can honestly say that it doesn't matter. I've been a millionaire, and I've been dead broke on food stamps, and while the former is easier and a little more fun, it has nothing to do with the real quality of life, which lies in yourself and your relationships with others. Lack of money can cause some unexpected changes and challenges, but you can rise above them - money has nothing to do with who we are.

    You've always been a glass-half-full kind of gal, helping others see the silver linings in their clouds, so it's no surprise that you've managed to see your own challenges in the same way.

    Rock on, sweetheart.
    2018 days ago
    Love the positive blog! You are proof that attitude is everything!!! I love the refuse to give up or give in attitude that comes across so clearly in your blog!

    2018 days ago
    Ditto what Tisha said! Negativism doesn't get you any where but down, so I'm glad to see you're sporting a positive attitude. Hang in there!
    2018 days ago
    It was so nice to hear from you!!! It sounds like you are your usual "glass completely full" self. You deserve the best and I hope that things look up from here on.
    2018 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2012 7:18:58 AM
  • SUNSET09
    We are lucky! There is so much to be thankful for but a lot of us like to concentrate on the negativity in everything. In everything, give thanx! If we don't have a battle, how can we claim the victory?!?! We all are going through to get to and it's all in the attitude as we sometimes, cannot change our situation however an tackle it one day at a time. You are more than a conqueror and this, too shall pass. What's for you, is for you. Just keep on, keeping on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2018 days ago
    emoticon Hello and Welcome Back! I have missed your Blogs, but sometimes Life Happens! I am glad that you are in a better place Job Wise but I am so sorry about your Home!
    2018 days ago
    What a wonderful surprise to see you posted a blog.
    I am sorry that life has been so rough for you. Believe me I know what it's like.
    But life has a way of turning around, you just have to believe and be positive. i know that sound Pollyanna, but negative thinking gets you now where. like your BF's mother.
    I have always admired you, you used to go to the library to post, because no computer. I thought that was outstanding. It showed your commitment and dedication to strive for more knowledge and better healthy lifestyle.
    Sorry about the house, that hurts. It has happened to so many. I didn't go through that but I did have to sell and move into an apartment. I have grown so comfortable now I turned down a chance to have another house. Decided with my active lifestyle a house is too much to have to take care of. Just gives me more room to collect and I have got used to my cosy apartment and the order that I have.
    You are a very strong women and you will over come these obstacles and come out ahead in the end.
    Glad to have you back, I did miss you.
    Take care, Be strong, stay positive,
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2018 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2012 5:28:18 AM
  • MRE1956
    Good to see you blogging again! I am in a very bad place right now - so much so that I've had to take my blogging private (why subject others to my venting? It is pretty dark right now in my world.....)

    Hang in there!

    2018 days ago
  • EWL978
    Attitude is so important!! Good for you that yours is in the right direction!!

    Keep on keeping on and remember to keep your Nutritiion data!!
    2018 days ago
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