Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Snap, Crackle, and Pollyanna

Today, as with any other day, I have a choice to make. I can sit around and think about the doom and gloom surrounding me, or I can braid my hair and become Pollyanna, sans the bad clothes.

D&G (doom and gloom) are mighty tempting. There’s so many choices. There’s the swine flu, nuclear warheads, bad hair, my super-sized tax bill, and if I think long and hard on it, many more icky things that could curl one’s toenails. How did we get so messed up?

Then again, I always loved Pollyanna. And as Francesca Reigler so eloquently put it, “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” In that case and since I have to work anyway, I choose happiness.

I can’t change what’s going on in the world, but I can change what’s going OUT of MY world. Happiness it is…

I’m starting out my day with a big bowl of Snap, Crackle, and Pop…shhhhh…hear it? Oh yeah, baby! It’s still there! It’s nice to see that some things never change. Thanks guys…now, if I can just get this hair braided.