Monday, 17 July 2006

a pollyana moment

Excuse me whilst I delve into my inner 'Pollyana' here.
I have a few friends whose lives have become a bit sucky for one reason or another lately and I'm sitting here wallowing in self-pity because I have a manky sore throat fluey thing and I'm supposed to finish a report for work and fly to exotic and ovely melbourne to see a friend get married on the weekend and I feel like crap. Then I read a post on a maothery forum place about a lass whose 18mth old has just died from luekemia and I realised that maybe life aint so bad after all. So go on, remind yourself ofd all the good stuff you have going on. I'll start.
  • I have a lovely husband who seems to be quite fond of me
  • I have a healthy, happy and oh-so cute son
  • I have friends and family who have healthy, happy, oh-so-cute (but not as cute as mine, of course) children
  • I have cunning friends who love me and look out for me.
  • I have a job that I don't hate and pays me enough to live on.
  • I live in a country where I can say "little johnny is a conniving prat who could commit murder live on tv the day before the election and still win because we as a nation are stupid" and not get shot (yet)
  • I have a bunch of very nice siblings.
  • I am not dying of anything (well, except for old age)
  • If I get sick, I can get free healthcare.
  • I'm not in jail
  • I had a fabulous weekend with lovely people and did lots of shopping and cahtting and drinking and all sorts of good stuff.
  • I have access to goodd food and a clean water supply.
  • I'm not buried under a ton of rubble after my voillage was destroyed by an earthquake.
  • I have a house to live in.
  • I have a lovely apple tart thing that finn made for saturday night to eat later today
I think that'll do for now.



DestructoMeg said...

Having very similar thoughts this morning myself.

Baggy Trousers said...

Oh dude, I know what you mean. I had a moment with a lovely friend of mine the other night, where he is at the point I was a few weeks back. It was interesting to see someone going through the same stuff, but be able to talk retrospectively about it.
You point about the friends who love you? That's what keeps me going these days. Man, we know some way funky people! And I love 'em all! In fact, I introduced Myne to them via email, and told her they were my family. It jsut felt right.
Oh man, I've had about 8 hours sleep in 2 nights. Kill me. Kill me now.

DV said...

The notion of your friends as family is a good one I think.

I always figured that you get two families in life. The one you get lumped with at birth and the one you get to choose. If you're very lucky, the former becomes part of the latter.

megzz, keep thinking happy thoughts. whiskers on kittens and the like.

Baggy Trousers said...

I'd rather have the snitzels on kittens, and whiskers on the noodles.
It's more exciting that way.

DestructoMeg said...

or Kitten Schnitzel. With sweet chilli sauce on rye. Tender.

Happy thoughts. I have a house that no-one is trying to blow up! (despite the fact that the inside closely resembles that!) I don't have to evacuate my city because it's being bombed. really - it's all good!!!!