Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I Refuse...

The older I get the more I realize that there are happliless people who try to make my life happiless. I work very, very hard on keeping my household happy. Sure, we all have problems. This household is not perfect. But all in all I am proud of the people under this favorite 3 people in the whole world. And I hope we always strive to be happy.

Sometimes, though, it feels like people are throwing eggs at my house. Not literally, of course, but it's like some are out to make us as unhappy as they are.

Working in a pharmacy, in a public retail setting, we see all kinds. We have a whole lot of wonderful customers. But everyone knows the misserable people. Our favorite saying around the pharmacy is "It must be miserable to be so miserable". Maybe it's fun for them. Maybe they have had terrible circumstances that I will never understand. But I think that we have a God that does not want us to be miserable, no matter the circumstance. Our God does not promote dealing out misery.

Like I said, Michelle or I neither live a fairytale life. We are not happy because nothing goes wrong, we are overall happy because we chose to be. Our washer went out this past week...I was unhappy. I had to work a few extra hours last week because others were sick...unhappy. Gas is over $3 a gallon...again...unhappy. But I refuse to let any other person's unhappiness to cause me to be unhappy. I hope those miserable folks realize that I will never be as unhappy as they are. And I'll just clean the egg off my house...smiling knowing that.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Boot Camp...

So, on Monday I started working out in the mornings. I joined a fitness class and we meet 5 days a week at 5:30am! Okay, I'll admit, the first few days were hard, it is getting easier. Today I ran my first mile. I did it in 14 minutes. Not my goal, BUT, I will get there.

I am learning so much about myself from this expierence. Like, I don't like to half do something, I say go all the way, or go home. I like to keep up with the faster girls, it gives me something to try to attain. I enjoy the outdoors, even though on Wednesday it was 19 degrees when I walked on to the track. Thought I was going to freeze. Mike got me long johns and gloves for Valentine's Day! His way of supporting me and I was really excited. I have also learned that I know why people like to run. Tom and Dad have been my inspiration on those cold mornings. I admire Tom so much for his dedication to running. I am starting to understand the challenge of a marathon. So goes my life lesson. Here is my race, not always easy, but always worth it!
Be Blessed...