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Gratitude Monday: Woe is me

Eeyore as depicted by Disney
Eeyore as depicted by Disney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, it happened.  This morning I began feeling sorry for myself.  Why?  I guess I just needed some Tear Water Tea.  CoCo’s transition to independent living hit a speed-bump.  Or was that my transition that hit a speed-bump.  Anyhow, she came home, saw some changes in the homestead, and a downward spiral ensued.  She so wanted Loved-One to have a good Father’s Day.  He did, and then he didn’t.  

(You know where.)

I missed sharing gratitude last week.  I have a boat load of work to do.  I really don’t have time to sit down and share my blessings.  Who cares anyways?  I wrote a meager list.  Then this happened.

One of my first Blogger friends posted after a long-long hiatus.  I “met” her when she lived in Adelaide, Australia.  She’s back in India now.  She’s had some
struggles, including her apartment burning, which resulted in her going blind for several months.  She shared that on her blog, so I free to share that here.  Still, we’ve kept in touch through Facebook and Messenger.  Technology really is so good to me.  Please mosey on over to visit Nikki at Snippits of Me.  Show her some love, and tell her I sent you.

Next, I got my first laugh-out-loud moment of the day from Rubber Shoes in Hell.  What was so funny?  Michelle laughing.  Or is it Randy saying “monkey pant?”  I tried hard to hold on to my Eeyore mood.  But monkey pants or monka pants, or monkeeee pants, just wouldn’t let me.

All the while, I ran outside every 30 minutes to move the sprinkler to water another part of my gardens: flowers and vegetables.  Each time, I tried to master the science of adjusting the sprinkler just right.  Really, I pretty much ran in and out of the spray, like a kid on a hot summer day.  Wheeeee!

The Tigger Movie, a film based on the Disney a...
The Tigger Movie, a film based on the Disney adaptation of Tigger. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a few more things on my list:

  • Clown Car Masters Group:  Only one meeting and the support fills me with energy and support.  Yes I Can.
  • Freelance photo-journalist gigs that introduce me to new people, stories, and the joy of writing.
  • Chances to play my flute at church and with people I admire.
  • More love than hate in the world.
  • Thanks yous for doing next to nothing.
  • Opportunities to do good.
  • Sister and fellow writers out there in the universe sending me good vibes and encouragement.
  • My little Prayer Box that invites me to keep things in perspective.

What’s on your gratitude list this week?  What do you do to get yourself out of the dumps?

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  1. OMG I am so glad we cheered you up! Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Working on my creative writing usually gets me out of the dumps. But sometimes, the dumps are just where I need to be. I say that because so many people around me want me to be up all the time, when in fact, the situation calls for a little orneriness/sadness/whatever. I’m glad you got to share both moods. Sometimes just going with being grumpy gets you out of it faster than constantly trying to cheer yourself up.

    • Adela Adela

      You are so right, Anne. That’s why I mentioned the Tear Water Tea. Sometimes I just need to go with it, even when it doesn’t feel good. Do you know the story, from TOAD AND OWL? or is it Owl and Toad? I love the story of crying a teapot full of tears and then heating the kettle. “Tear Water Tea is a bit salty, but always good.” (my memory of a quote.) Anyways, the cheering just came to me without seeking. That’s a true blessing.

  3. Some days (especially those that starts with M) can really test your patience. 🙂
    Hope things are under control now.

    • Adela Adela

      Oh yeah, back to normal, Lux.

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