1.21.2010

the bright side



i got a ticket on the way to work today... something i can't afford right now, so i was sort of sad all day. but my sister had a first date tonight, and i'm glad about that.

i found out i have to work this weekend, which is good news in light of having to pay the traffic fine. still, it bummed me out 'cause i'm feeling a little burnt out. but we're taking my best friend and her fiance out for dinner towmorrow night to congratulate them on their engagement, so i'm excited about that.

i was disappointed to find out that we are not approved for the financing to get the computer i've been hoping for. but b. is still just as committed to making sure i get one, so it's still gonna happen somehow, someway... and i'm hopeful for that.

i've been hurting for the people who are suffering in haiti. but there has been so much outpouring of support and financial aid in their time of need, and i am encouraged by that.

there are many things in life -- large and small -- that leave us sad or tired or disappointed or hurting. thankfully, there are just as many good things -- small or monumental -- to make us glad, excited, hopeful and encouraged.

what are the bright spots in your day or life right now?

15 comments:

ginny said...

i love this post georgia.. you speak such truths.
i have been ill since last friday but am so grateful that i have had some time to rest and start to recover. i am also so thankful for my wonderful family and wonderfully supportive friends.
xx

slommler said...

I got up this morning...that is a very good thing. I am going to an awesome party Saturday night..I am looking forward to that!
Sorry about your ticket...that does suck! And I am glad that a way will be made for you to get your computer.
Hugs
SueAnn

red gray black white said...

i love your attitude here..your image is clear and artistic...

bright spots would be random...a camera in my hand.. a glass of merlot at dinner..an 11 year old dog that thinks I am wonderful

beth said...

I love that you are seeing the bright side of life...damn ticket though...what a pain in the ass that is :)

Jekisa Jean said...

getting to see you and B-rock for dinner tonight is my brightside !!! :)

love you G-bug!!!

p.s. oh no!!! i didn't know you got a ticket!!! next time try the old bat the eyelashes routine...it's never worked for me...but if anyone could pull it, you could :)

Angela H. said...

love the pic!

Angela H. said...

love the pic!

Char said...

ouch - sorry about the ticket. i'm going to have to slow down now too since my brother the cop is now retired. *sigh* i love driving fast.

mmmm, good things are that it's friday, i have a yummy lunch ordered and i get to see my sweet baby girls this weekend.

Jamie said...

life is all about about balancing the good and bad isn't it? sorry to hear about your ticket. major suckage.

Steve Gravano said...

Ouch! a ticket. Be careful girl, you have people that love you.

Lisa said...

I needed to hear this today. It's been one of those days. Thank you. <3

maccandace said...

My brightest spot right now is that it's the weekend. My work week sucked for a few reasons but I'm glad I have a job I can whine about.

I like the photo!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

My bright spot is my hubby who's supporting me in hard times (at work) right now and the boys who make me smile every single day again and again (even after arguments with my oldest one..he's really getting into a teenager with all it's fun and bad moments).

I wish you the best my friend. Stay tunned and focused on the YOU inside. There is were you can find peace and calm Georgia. Time will get better.

Sandy K. said...

I love the up and down theme to this post. A reminder that even though "stuff" happens, there's a bright spot somewhere, as well. Good balance you're striking today!

Let's see - today I am inspired to write and get caught up on things I can't do at home when I'm faced with "life." I'm hiding in a hotel room in St. Charles while my husband is in a refresher course at DuPage. It's fabulous! Just thought - too bad we didn't plan this weekend better! I'd hop on the train and meet you!

spread your wings said...

what a thoughtful and powerful post.