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Along Abbey Road | A Lifestyle And Family Blog : Seeing The Happy In The Crappy


Seeing The Happy In The Crappy

 Shirt: LOFT. Trousers: LOFT (similar). Suspenders: Flashbacks (local store). Platforms: c/o JellyPop Shoes. Earrings: c/o Tacori.

No DIY today. Sad face. I didn't make it to the store to get the supplies, but you bet your bottom dollar I'll have an excellent one ready to go next week! In the meantime, here is some food for thought...

Remember how your mom always told you (or still does tell you) to look for the positive in a negative situation? Boast an "always look on the bright side of life" attitude? Yes, watching Monty Python helps when experiencing feelings of self-pity and melancholy.

Well, I am on a mission to look for the happy in the crappy, because let's face it, life can be lame sometimes and the best way to combat sadness is to focus on the good. 

Here is my personal list I've compiled from life experiences:

  • Tootsie Rolls are always that perfect chewy texture when the air conditioning isn't available. That 85 degree indoor temperature is good for something!
  • Getting pulled over on your way to work or an appointment when you are already late gives you a legitimate excuse! Now your boss or the snotty secretary can't hassle you, and chances are you'll get an, "Awww, that is terrible. Go take the day off." 
  • Nobody gives a darn if you sleep 18 hours a day like you are a teenager again when you have a baby. In fact, it is looked upon as a necessity when you have a newborn and feel like you are going to die from sleep deprivation.
  • You lost your wallet. Sorry, I can't find the happy in that one. That is just an all-around crappy situation.
  • Not being able to eat anything with gluten means you are forced to eat healthy. No wheat = no major amounts of carbs. No major amount of carbs + tons of fruits and veggies = skinny.
  • Living in a 900 sq ft condo versus a 3 bedroom house means less cleaning! I'll take it. Either way, I am extremely grateful I have a roof over my head!
  • You didn't get accepted into the program or for the job you so desperately desired. That's okay, there is something phenomenally better just right around the corner.
  • The engine gave out on your car. Don't fret. The problem with your car just possibly prevented you from a frightful car wreck.
  • Not having loads of money means no impending doom when all your assets and investments tank and plummet into nothing. Mo' money, mo' problems.

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At September 27, 2012 at 7:01 AM , Blogger pretty little things said...

love the polka dots and suspender look! xo


At September 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Jan said...

I love the happy in the crappy situations! And about losing your wallet - at least you don't have to worry about cleaning the old wallet out of the old receipts anymore. ;)


At September 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM , Blogger The Egg said...

mo' money mo' problems is RIGHT!

xo the egg out west.

At September 28, 2012 at 6:19 AM , Anonymous Gilberte said...

Jolie look

At September 28, 2012 at 6:28 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

i love the money positivity i need to remember than next time i am wishing i could buy a house or something.

and positive of your wallet being stolen, if you didn't like it you can now get a new one :)

At September 29, 2012 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Ha, ha! Those positives are great. Love them. Really like your outfit too.


At September 29, 2012 at 3:54 PM , Blogger Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Love everything about this post... I do try to look on the positive side of things... sometimes easier than others! But this list is phenom


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