Thursday, March 1, 2012
Keeping our days cheerful is no easy task. There is so much gloom and doom to overwhelm us. We often have to live with grumpy people, or be near those that frustrate and irritate. We see people making mistakes that hurt others, but somehow, we must keep our chin up and walk on.
Growing up, I had a very dear friend who was a great example of learning to move on when times got tough. I remember the terrible circumstances she was always in. She would sit for a couple of minutes to brood, and then I'd see that charming smile, and she was up again! She always inspired me because she didn't let life get her down.
It would be so easy to indulge in our miseries. We would have every right. We could stay in dark, stormy moods or be depressed by the sorrow around us. And yes, at times we will do that. But to stay there for long is a waste of time. We need some cheerful distractions to help us transition to the happier moments.
I love the old movies most of all. Actors like Shirley Temple always made me laugh. Yesterday I watched a few episodes of The Brady Bunch and Happy Days. I love that the Moms were home and that was the normal custom in those days.
As for me, I am off to read For Better or for Worse by Lynn Johnston, - gentle smiles -
Make it Look Like - The Maid was Here.
For those Rough days, It's time for - A Housewife's Pink Mood.
Keep up Religious Duties in - Sitting Alone at the Kitchen Table.
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