Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Cure for The Blues

July 4th was nearly perfect.

I got to spend it seeing My Sailor and watching fireworks going off all over the penninsula. It was magical, if a bit cold.

But life has picked up and once again we're swept up in the business of being busy adults. It makes me long for the childhood days of summers off, playing out by the pool, or enjoying a good video game, and nights writing by candle light while sitting out under the stars (hey, child poets are a strange breed, what can I say).

The adult summer is filled with sunlit days spent inside behind a desk. The pool has been replaced with errands to run, and the starlit evenings are filled with dishes to do and laundry to fold.

The summer time blues begin!

So when I get these summer-time blues, the cure is right at my finger tips.

Or should I say, right in the back of my mind.

It's easy to sit and complain. Blogs are the perfect places to whine about what we don't have, to vent and complain. But ya know what?  Despite the fact that it's sunny and 80 degrees outside and I'm inside working away, I can't help but feel grateful for the way life as panned out for me. (And it's not even close to over yet!) Sure, there are things I'm still working on, but:

I have every window in the apartment open, letting in the beautiful sunlight and fresh air in.

I have this wonderful snoring boxer dog on the couch next to my desk.

I have an amazing guy that I can have fun with no matter the circumstances. I know I can openly love, respect, and be proud of him everyday.

I get to work from home.

I have a fridge full of fresh veggies and meats for meals.

I have a great little work out room in our gym.

I have family (and in-laws) that have wrapped their love around me.

I get to be part of a great Disney fan community - there is just something special about Disney fans.

I get to play Jack's Mother in Into the Woods - my favorite musical.

We are going to see Aladdin the Musical (the newest Disney musical, which just opened in Seattle) this weekend!

So it's really hard to be too blue when the world is looking up. :)

I highly recommend the gratitude list to help brighten up any funk.  What's on your list today?

1 comment:

  1. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be part of my best friend's wedding and to have a 3 day weekend

    im grateful my friend made me swim today (i got lots of that vitamin d you're always on about :D )

    I'm grateful that I am so busy today so I will sleep really well tonight :)