Bright and Shiny [35]

My life is a joy filled with love, fun and friendship.  All I need do is stop all criticism, forgive, relax and be open.

This year for lent I’m doing something that’s 1) very hard for me these days and 2) going to benefit everyone who is around me.  I am giving up negativity.  For those of you who knew me long before I was jaded by- well-everything, know that I used to be a happy-go-lucky cheerful person all the time. Annoyingly so.  I could talk to a tree and make friends with almost everyone I met.  Now?  I judge people.  I judge situations.  When life hands me something, I see the shadow side not the side where the sun shines.  I used to be such an optimistic person certain I and my friends would find love and all things in our lives would work out perfectly.  Some might link that to naivety, which I probably was.  But is there really any harm in being a positive person?  Is it a crime to believe the impossible can happen sometimes?  Sure, you set yourself up for disappointment more often, but you also open a door to joy more.

This reminds me of the episode of Grey’s Anatomy with the new “bright and shiny Meredith.”  Well, that’s me.  Bright and shiny!

[ps.  it just started to storm here.  and i love love LOVE thunder storms!]

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About JoElizabeth

I am a writer who loves to explore all different types of relationships. I am most happy when surrounded by my loved ones and furry children. I've never met a stranger, and I talk way too much. My favorite things to do are eat {preferably at a restaurant} with good friends, write, watch DVDs of TV series {especially FRIENDS}, drink lots of coffee and learn.
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