March 08, 2010
The Secret, ME Newsletter, Vol. 3, Issue 10
Who doesn’t dislike at least some part of their job, would rather not pay bills, wish they could just win that ridiculous battle of the stubborn 5 pound over bulge once and for all, frequently and easily find fault with their lives, surroundings and selves?
But sometimes, something else comes along.
Something with the potential to devastate you; something you just didn't see coming.
Then you have to decide: fall into it and let it swallow you whole, or say WTF and roll on.
It certainly takes an effort to stay on the brighter side of life.
And to my semi-sadistic delight, it really annoys some people as well.
Maybe that’s why I want to be more persistent about it –
if I can bring the cranky people around, my life would be easier.
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:12-13 – NIV
What does that translate to in modern language?
How do we merge that into our everyday influential lives?
I like Uncle Kracker’s summer D-town semi-spiritual take on it:
“If you don’t like me brother, that’s ok
I ain’t gonna let it ruin my day
I’ll keep smilin’, stylin’
& handin’ out the sunshine.
I got it all figured out
I got no worries that I’m worried about
It’s like I caught some crazy happy disease,
Damn, it feels good to be me!”
Decide for yourself.
Like your life.
Use your energy to radiate warmth.
Devote your soul to happiness.
Catch that crazy happy disease; be purposely contagious.
In this issue: The GratiDudes, Webisodes, Emotional Atmosphere, Grateful Hearts.
Now posted: New Orleans, October 2009, Action Plan: Papering/Medical Release & Humor That's Random, Arrested Follow Up.
Posted by jaselin at March 8, 2010 07:23 PM