Lately my attitude could really use some work. I need to snap out of the negative and find some positive energy somewhere. I’m surrounded by negative energy at work and even though it is sucking me dry, I can’t totally blame work. I’m starting to feel like things are falling apart around me, so I need to get life into perspective. In other words, I need a strong talking to, so, Self, here are some things to be thankful for.
You woke up this morning – Yes, both Zoe and Prudy climbed into bed sometime in the middle of the night to crowd you out, but you’re here to see another day.
You have a family that loves you – It may not seem like it at times, but trust me, they do.
You have a house, car, clothes and food – The basics. It all comes down to the basics and don’t you forget it.
You have great friends – Your friends have put up with your crap for years and they are still around. They deserve a reward. The least you can do is appreciate them.
You currently have a job – I know, the job thing has really been getting you down lately and that’s a bummer. But, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I think you know what that means.
Another thing, Self, you need to get over yourself. You need to remember that not everybody will like you. They don’t have to like you. You don’t like everyone, so why should everyone like you? You also need to take some time out for yourself. In fact, you need to take care of yourself a little better. Live a little. Have some fun. Stop stressing over every damn thing. It’s not worth it. You need to lighten up. Life is too short. You take yourself waaaaaaaay to seriously. You don’t have to do everything for everyone. No one expects you to, but, hey, no one’s going to turn it down either. Here’s the thing Self, what you worry about totally outweighs the important stuff, and that’s just wrong.
Stop worrying about what other people think.
You can’t be a friend to everyone. Who has the time?
Your family will not suffer if you take some time for yourself.
No one cares if you wear the same clothes each week, they don’t even notice.
No one cares if Zoe wants to wear a hoodie and sweat pants in 100 degree weather.
No one cares if your car is dirty.
Your bad hair days are really just your issue.
So, Self, take a step back and get your shit together. Bad things happen and you will get through them. God, family, and good friends will always be there for you, no matter what. No one really cares about the little things. Keep the faith! Life goes on, try to enjoy it!