Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Summertime Blues

The winds blow hot and ill in Memphis, the temps are literally at 99 - 101 degrees Fahrenheit (Heat Indices of 112-113+ notwithstanding). So we live our daily lives, trying not to pulverize one another, especially during times of road rage in our boiling, humid wonderland.

Right now, it's early, and so quiet the only noise for me is the ticking sound of my own typing. This is the time of day that I have to cherish as quiet time for me is a super-rare commodity... Just don't get enough!!

I sometimes wonder how we get ourselves into the situations we do, how our lives really come to this, and why some of us fell prey to the proverbial 'wrong turn at Albuquerque', as I always like to say.

Seriously, is ANYONE out there as happy as they seem? I look around me and other people seem to have everything they want, or things just fall in their laps, their greatest desires come true. I, on the other hand feel like I am constantly on my knees with folded hands, begging.

Sweeeeeeeeet Summer.

Video thought of the day:

Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer


Furtheron said...

To quote I believe Abraham Lincoln... "Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be".

Introduced to me on the AA "Just for Today" card. I thought "Crap, utter crap" first time I read that. However now I seem to be getting it.

Answer is focusing on what is making you happy and not on what is making you unhappy and deciding that is really good. Am I ecstatic with ecstasy every moment of every day? No of course not, who is but on balance I'm happier, I smile more I laugh more and I laugh deeper than I ever used to... I try to practice being happy even if I'm not. Also when I am really not happy I move on, like I have jobwise recently there was a intransigent issue one that I either accepted and got on with or didn't. I couldn't accept it so have moved to a job with less pay and less status but doesn't have the immovable problem.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Thank you Graham... Words well spoken and experienced!


Reb said...

Love the photo of the dog in the ice! I want to smack people that exhibit that kind of happiness. But, I am working on being happier myself, with myself and my situation. Of course, having to use a walker at only 51 and not getting any sleep because of the pain, really sets me back on that happy score. It will pass though as all things do.

Bizarro Aunt Jackie said...

Hang in there Reb! Wishing you the best!!