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Sunday, September 16, 2012


*Married white female in search of sunny, cheerful disposition

I've had the urge to blog lately, but I haven't because what I've wanted to say would have read like this:

Whine whine whine poor me poor me poor me grouse grouse grouse harumph harumph harumph whine whine whine wahhhh wahhhh wahhhh.

And who wants to read that?

So I've stayed away from the keyboard. I wish my default attitude was happy-go-lucky. Maybe like this:

Ok. Maybe not just like that, but you get the idea. About the only benefit of having a frown being the go-to facial expression is that it might burn more calories because it uses more muscles than smiling does.

When I stop to think about my life, I see how ridiculous it is to be whiny and harumphy. I have so many great people and great things in my life. I'm just in that season of life where the busy-ness of life overshadows the joy.

But this week, I'm going to work on embracing the joy, on finding a smile and wearing it often. I think I'll start with this little gem I found on Pinterest.


Michelle said...

You=awesome! Love your honesty. ((hugs))

Beth Zimmerman said...

I sat last night at church holding a baby girl with Downs Syndrome and as I gazed into her deep blue eyes ... I couldn't help smiling! Just something about a baby! Even one who calls you a chicken butt! :) Feel better, Amy!

I wanted to let you know that I have finally found my way back to blogging although I have a new "home." Would love it if you would come visit me.

kimybeee said...

i love chicken butt!!!! then i looked at that statement and realize we have over 200 chickens - i kinda see it differently now lol lol lol