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.


Blogger Cindy said...

I totally agree about Pollyana. My family calls me that. I guess my spirit is always happy so for me too, Happiness it is! Too many trying things in this world to deal with day to day.

Keep up the happiness Queen JJ, our world needs is and you.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I am totally with you!! I think that we have to CHOOSE happiness nowadays.

It´s probably always been like that. I mean we had the atomic bomb and the Russians when I grew up..and then came lots more..and now it´s the end of the world and our lives too perhaps..doom is always lurking and always will. We humans need it..somewhere going on in the sidelines..


11:47 AM  
Blogger Amy Mullis said...

*Amy curtsies to the Queen. Her knees give out, her back catches, and her feet flatten. Her body makes Snap Crackle Pop noises* Well said JawJaw. Sometimes we've gotta make ourselves see the bright side. But after 50 years, I still can't braid hair.

11:16 PM  
Anonymous Queen JawJaw said...

Hey, at least we have hair...

8:12 AM  

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