This week has been maddening. I’ve had more car trouble in the past 3 weeks than I’ve had in my entire life. I find myself falling farther and farther off my game with each new incident. This is exactly what I try to avoid. My anger/frustration/negativity builds up and eventually overflows into other aspects of my life. I wanted to punch my pie weights in the face the other day when my crust shrank. That is not my normal reaction to a kitchen mishap. My car repair-anger is taking over, and I have got to stop it.
“All that we are is a result of what we have thought”-Buddha
This is my most favorite quote of all time, and the mantra for my whole life. I know from many frustrating years of experience that negativity breeds more negativity. The good news is, that the opposite is also true. Hence, my weekly gratitude journal. The more you acknowledge gratitude, the more things you have to be grateful for. On that note, let’s crush these car troubles with gratitude……and if that doesn’t work, there’s always wine.
1. The warm weather is back in San Diego. It didn’t really go anywhere, but we did have a few days in the low 70s which is “cold” for us. I’m glad to be back to flip flops and tanks.
2. I saw Fiona stand all by herself this week! It’s only a matter of time before she takes her first steps. I love watching her grow.
Sadly, that’s all I’ve got right now. It’s cool. I know there’s way more to be grateful for, but I’m starting small and will continue to add to my mental list as my funk clears throughout the weekend. For those who also had a rough week, today is a new day. For those who are having a great week, do something nice for someone who is struggling. Small acts of kindness can make all the difference in the world.