I try to be the kind of person who keeps things in perspective, as you've seen from my blog before. But like everybody, I can get bogged down in the details and thinking about what I don't have instead of what I have.
So I'll just take a moment to go into bummer mode but then I'll pick myself back up again. As you may remember from a while back, there was talk of us getting a house. I didn't want to put a picture up because I didn't want to jinx things. Turns out that didn't really matter 'cause last week we learned the house deal didn't go through, 'cause the bank was skittish about Remi's company having some professional loans at the same time. It's kind of a bummer because part of me had already projected us in the house and enjoying a garden.
But oh well. There are definitely bigger tragedies out there. I just had to turn on the news this week to see people who lost their homes in Oklahoma, or worse, lost family members.
I will turn to new dreams, travelling, making my current home cozy and flowery. And things will be ok.
When I was a young teen my mom rented a movie called My Life as a Dog (watch out for some nudity in the trailer). It was Swedish before Swedish was cool. It was about a little boy missing his family and constantly saying, "it could be worse. I could be that dog stuck up in a satellite who'll never come back to earth." The quote became something of a catchphrase in our house, even to this day. And it really should sum up things about life on earth.
It could be worse, so cherish what you have. Every day. The little things like the warmth of the sun on your arm after days of rain. Or seeing fuzzy ducklings at the pond. Or my little girl's hugs.
What are your standbys when life gets you down?