“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~Francesca Reigler
I have been writing about my journey with bipolar disorder and drugs here for almost 2 ½ years, including an ebook, and I think I’ve covered all the negative parts of it I can stand and maybe you feel the same. I want and need to distance myself from all that past pain as much as possible because I have discovered all I care to know about it. I’ve been kind of on that track somewhat but I’m putting all that to bed for good!
When the neurons fire in my brain I want it to be about something good, something that won’t send me into an anxiety or panic attack. I mean really, I don’t need that anymore so concentrating on all that is positive and finding the silver lining in all things is the only direction I would like to keep going on.
Sometimes things happen in my life and I think to myself, That would make a great post! Of course I forget what it is when I sit down at the keyboard and you know I forgot to write the idea down on a pad. Arrgh! I did manage to remember a few small tidbits of the past week or so…
Finding the Silver Lining
There’s a little thing that happened this week concerning my dog. She is 15 years old and she’s started to poop in the driveway, on the patio and sometimes in the middle of the street, but I thought to myself, At least she’s still pooping outside! …and for that I am grateful!
Another thing is the approaching summer swim suit season and the fact that I will have much bigger love handles to sport at the beach. I guess I must have enough food to eat …..and for that I am grateful!
Have you ever had a neighbor who was a lawn nazi? You know the type ….very anal about his grass and sprays poison to kill weeds and pests. Well, when my lawn is too high for his taste he actually comes over and mows my lawn for me! ….and that is the silver lining of living near a pro-poison lawn nazi.
Small things but most importantly, they are all good things.