Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's been a hard days night

It's been quite a few hard days in fact. But then, that's life I guess.

Sometimes things just get a little out of hand in this circus we fondly call life. With work, life, home, our's all quite maddening. Today, I spoke to too many people who were upset, sad, angry or all hot and bothered about something or the other. The mood stayed with me and as I sat in the training I had to attend, my mind drifted. (now, now, you know you all do it too!!)

When I was a kid, I remember mum telling me that if something upset me or made me sad, I should be on the lookout for something, anything - that would make me smile.
No matter how sad I was all day, if even for a single instant, I could smile a genuine smile from my heart - then that day was a good day.
I could remember that one moment and forget the bad. That day was well lived and I was thankful for it.

That said, it's a lot easier to do when you're 10 and upset about not getting the window seat on the bus. Once you get started on the 'big girl' responsibilities, the mind forgets.

But it all came back today. I remembered that little lesson and tried to put it to use.

A colleague made me laugh, 4 kms made me feel fresh and young, a story my dude told me, about how a Manchester United supporter, who was on the radio, dedicated Justin Timberlake's 'Cry me a river' to all the Arsenal fans, amused me no end!
Being there for a friend, planning a girls night, looking forward to the weekend, hearing my dad talk about the cricket score..I could go on and on.

Yes, it's been a hard few days. But bad? Not at all.
And as for tomorrow.....bring it on!


  1. Thats the spirit girl!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Good going... Rose!! Well said!! I wasnt in the brightest moods as well yesterday... Must have just been one of those days.

    Lets start today... with a huge smile...

  3. Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're gonna get.
    - Forrest Gump
    I loved the movie, I loved the sentiment and I love the fact that it's the weekend tomorrow! Another reason to smile. :)

  4. Hey Rose, nice post and I loved Forrest Gump too...just watched it recently....

  5. Nice post.That is the spirit!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. feel free to visit again.

  6. Thanks Sophie :)
    Watch 'Pay it forward' you may like that one too.