Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quit Marshing My Mellow

Okay, so I have rewritten this post about 5 times. At first I was going to write about how negative people invade our lives like those creepy bugs from the Star Trek movie (KAHN!!!!!). I tried writing about pity parties, how to not take things so personal and then it hit me...I know exactly what I should write about.

Let me give you a quick background. I read A LOT of blogs and while I was being self absorbed and trying to avoid writing another report, I read about a woman with severe depression and how she looked past that to help someone else. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Although I have my problems, and I love to sometimes make mountains out of molehills, I am truly happy and blessed. Yes, negative thoughts and people will get to me, they will burrow in my skull like those bugs, lay their little negative eggs and make my head explode...okay, that was a little gross...but in reality, it's how I react to them that's important. It's how I see the BIG picture around me. Not just the past hour of crap.

I guess that's what I'm trying to drive home. People and things will drive you crazy, will try to bring you down but how you react to them is really up to you. I know this is a  constant theme with me, but it's so true and I think everyone needs to have this bug planted in the brain.

Life is too short to dwell on sadness, what if's and negative nancys. It just is not worth it. What is worth it is the smile on your face when you think happy thoughts, the sound of that special someone's voice, the shake of your butt when your favorite song comes on.

Get out there!  Plant those positive vibes. Drive people crazy with your smile!

When life is marshing your mellow, make whoopie pies! And yes I KNOW it's harshing my mellow but I like marshmallows.


Becky said...

You know what? You are so right. It works with kids too. When I am having a bad day with a class, I force myself to smile at them and crack a joke here and there. It takes them aback and makes all of us think for a minute.
Whoopee pies...mmm...going to make some sugar-free ones ASAP. :)

Judith said...

OH MY GOSH! I love that Star Trek movie! I'm forever looking at my husband and mocking Kirk by saying KKKHHHHAAANNNN! KKKHHHAAANNNN! while shaking my head...

I love that you mimic it too, I guess I'm not as big of a dork as my husband thinks I am!

Becky said...

Fabulous advice my clear head thinking Sista! Please shove this under my nose the next time I put on the Big Whine!

TroubleT said...

My first thought was...Star Trek?...Tribbles? LOL

I completely hear you on this post. I had this exact same conversation with myself just yesterday. I came to this analogy which works for me...Every once in a while, you just need to look past those ugly weeds that are right under your nose to see the beauty that surrounds us. :)

And now I want a whoopee pie. It's all your fault! So just when is there going to be a house next door to you that's ready for me to move in? ;)

Lisa said...

It's SO true! It's good to get a reminder like this now and then, thank YOU for reminding me, Pam.

I had a little situation just today that really got to me and it would have been so easy to be nasty and hateful. Instead I reminded myself that "grace under fire" means (for me) to zip my lips and not respond until I've had a moment too think beyond the next 5 seconds. Being mean back to someone (even someone who's begging for it) doesn't feel good later on. It leaves a greasy stain on my heart. That's no bueno...

Have a great evening :o)