Cynics beware, this is going to be a very positive post. I may even come over all "Oprah" on you. And this is no bad thing.
In the last 2 days I have had friends/colleagues experience the following -
a beloved parent having a serious stroke,
a 20 year marriage breaking up and limited access to his son who he adores
a friend whose partner has breast cancer that has spread and now reached her brain and there ain't no drugs for that as yet.
So, this is a "BE HAPPY" post.
So you feel grumpy that there is no more instant coffee when you get to work - BE HAPPY - it was lousy anyway so go out and get a real one !
So your job isn't what you'd like it to be - chill out or do something about it - whining and whinging is not the way to go.
So you are not dating Paris Hilton (this for SC especially) well, you'll just have to date someone who doesn't use the words "so hot" in every sentence. Quel dommage !
I hope I don't sound too self righteous but there is much that we do have, and we so rarely recognise it. I have a colleague who was head girl of her school ( a few years ago now) and, when I was feeling a bit low, she shared with me a speech she wrote when she went back to speech night (like graduation for high school) and addressed her old alma mater.
She talked about constantly seeking out new challenges in all aspects of your life and appreciating everyone you meet - that we all have something worthwhile to contribute (OK, OK maybe not those folk dealing hard drugs to minors ). And, in the very short time I have been blogging, it has opened my eyes to a whole new world of other people's perspectives and also, how kind and encouraging complete strangers can be.
May you recognise the wonderful things you have and appreciate them, because you cannot count on them always being there.
With warmest thoughts to those folk who are managing their way through tough times.
mummified - be satisfied