Friday, February 20, 2009

Celebrate something

Bitching sure feels good, doesn’t it?

Things are good, we bitch. Things are bad, we bitch.

And right now, things are pretty fucking awful, so it’s like someone gave the whole world a free pass to just bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.

Here’s the deal.

Yes, things are bad. Heartbreaking and terrifying for millions. A certain amount of venting is not only healthy, it’ s necessary.

But at some point (like right the fuck now) the pissing and moaning needs to stop.

Because the more we bitch, the worse things seem. And when we’re in bitch mode, we tend to notice only the things that are bad.

So until things get better, HedyBlog is a Bitch-Free zone on Fridays.

We’re going to celebrate small wins here. The big ones, too. We’re going to focus on the positive as we head into the weekend. Feel free to join in.
Yes, I realize I was just bitching about bitching.

Okay, I admit it’s taking me a few minutes to come up with something good here.

George Bush is no longer president. That’s one good thing.
The sun is shining.
It’s Friday.
I worked out three times this week.
I smiled at the train conductor on the 7:22 even though I didn’t feel like it.
Gromit’s blood tests came back just fine yesterday.
Work is going exceptionally well and is a huge source of joy and satisfaction.
There’s a dude here in Niles, Illinois who is about to turn 100 and he’s still working. Money quote: "I just want to keep busy."
You can get pricey designer shit at Goodwill now.
[Hey I’m rolling now, this is getting easier!]
It’s never been more difficult to be corrupt in Illinois politics.
I've done my assignment for class this week and am finally fully engaged.
Jim sent in my favorite sunglasses to be fixed so I didn't have to.
Jim's going to a Bulls game with the boys tonight and I (finally!) have a night to myself.
The Oscars are on Sunday – always good for one or two priceless moments.
On our 'city date' last night, Jim and I found a parking space on the street less than a block from the restaurant. Bonus: With an hour left on the meter.
I shared a cab to the Loop with a woman I didn't know yesterday so instead of $8, it only cost $4.
The 11 bus was at the stop as I walked up this morning.

Gee whiz. Once I started thinking about all the good things that happened this week, it put me in a better mood.

And one I started looking for good things to happen, they did. Cool.
Are we gonna have to start calling you Hedy Happy Pants?

Nope. Just on Fridays. So start thinking about the good things – no matter how small – right now. Share one or two here if you like. And have a great weekend.
I am listening to: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
I am reading: Neil Steinberg at the Sun-Times
And I am: Hedy Happy Pants


wafelenbak said...

Amen, sister!
I am off work today and woke up about 45 minutes ago (it's 12:15pm). Yay!

fermicat said...

It's 4:30 and I am home from work already.

Oskar Kennedy said...

My daughter will be two weeks old tomorrow. =)

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning. :)
My husband & I have been laughing more.
I went out for lunch with three dear friends this week.
Got good news about my Grandpuppy.
The sun in shining.
I have two wonderful kids.

Dave said...

I saw a cow and a horse today and walked a couple of miles in the woods, uphill and downhill, in a wetlands in cold but sunny weather.

Then I spilled coffee on the passenger seat and got caught in traffic the last ten miles into the city (45 minutes).

That's the best I can do. I'll try to do better.

Susan's Snippets said...

Hedy -

I got a great report from the doctor on Tuesday;

My Momma and one of my sisters stopped by to see me today and brought me a sweet roll from a new bakery;

I am surrounded with not only awesome family...but incredible friends as well.

it is all swell


my son's breath post his recent surgery and then infection, doesn't smell as much of a fartbomb as it did yesterday.

that's all I've got right now.