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Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Open Letter to Myself

Dear kisatrtle,

It seems like this time every year, you get a little negative.  Is it a seasonal thing?  Last year, I wrote you this letter and it could easily be copied and pasted below. 

What's wrong?

Usually you can shake these funks off rather easily.  Usually you can carry on.  Lately, however, I'm starting to get sick of you and your constant bitching. 

You are doing it again.

You are becoming one of "those" people. 


People aren't gonna wanna hang out with you if every word out of your mouth is a complaint.  Shake it off.  Take the high road.  Follow your own advice.

Surround yourself with people who make you happy.  Resume the activities that bring you joy.  Cut ties with those that hurt you.  Just because they text you, doesn't mean you have to reply.  Go to the beach.  Take time to visit your sister.  The kitchen will be fine without you.

Christopher Robin would want you to know that you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

Stop complaining.


3 random thoughts:

Jon DeepBlue said...

Sometimes, staying positive feels like climbing Mount Everest every day.

I must be doing something wrong!


Kristie Maynard said...

Ahhhhh! Sounds like the old Seasonal Affective Disorder to me. I have a problem with SAD around this time every year. Not enough sunshine in our lives. Vitamin D helps. Good advice for yourself, do things and be around those that make you smile. Hope you are feeling peppier soon!

Megan said...

Oh, how much can I relate to this? It seems like by the time mid-February rolls around most years, I and my life have plummeted into abject misery that can't be shaken.

All I can hope for is to try and not be an insufferable crab and hope for spring to come and restore me to more acceptable serotonin levels.

Here's hoping you and I both can shake off this negative funk soon!

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