This morning, I woke up to find that people I love are hurting and unhappy. That’s not good. So, I’d like to give them a moment to step outside of their sadness and imagine some fun. I’ve decided to make “Bringing Spam Mail to Life” a regular Friday thing so in the future, that will be the title of Friday’s blog. This is for all of you, feeling sadness this morning. I love you guys!
Now, picture you are sitting down at your computer, coffee in hand (and in my case also with a cigarette), and you’ve just opened your email. You go to delete the crap in your spam box but wait a minute…what’s this?!
There are 12 people just in my area code alone waiting to meet me! This is fabulous! I can trade in these losers who are sucking the life out of me for all new friends! Out with the old, in with the new! Yes!!!
Well, my hardwork has paid off. I’ve ignored those offers for Viagra for so long I finally broke the bastards. I can get it for free now. SCORE!
Absolutely my lucky day! My quest of gaming glory can now be fulfilled at a casino near me. Finally, my moment has come…I will be the ruler of all casinos! Or…I can stay at home, sit on my ass, and get some kind of bizarre gratification from Farmville like I’ve been doing for the past two years. I mean my neighbors already revere me as Lord of the Plow and I earned my High Roller ribbon ages ago. Decisions, decisions…
Wow, this is troubling indeed. I’ve just been notified I’ve got over $4 million in tax refunds being held hostage by the Federal government. Oh ya know I am NOT falling for this one! The others maybe but I know good and damn well the government would NEVER hold my money hostage! Sheesh, how do people come up with this stuff?! Brainwashers!!
Awwww, I’ve been blessed by Sister Marie Hampton. How sweet! Wait a minute…who???
Damn United Nations is STILL after me. This is borderline harrassment. Seriously.
Oh honestly, even the spammers of the world must know that ALL bras are EVIL. Genie Bra my ass! Try all day to convince me that man did not invent these contraptions as a means to torment women but it’ll never work. I know the truth.
Ok, back to reality…
I know so many who are having a hard time right now. Money, family, relationships and just life in general – none of it is every really easy. I also don’t believe it should be. I can’t think of one single terrible experience in my life where I’ve not been able to look back and find a lesson learned, most cases an incredibly valuable lesson. Now it might take some serious soul searching to figure out what those lessons are but if you do take the time to do it, it’s worth it and when you do figure out what positive thing you can take away from a negative experience – hang on to it for dear life.
See, I feel those positive lessons in life are the ones that propel us through future negativity. It’d be nice to say “oh this sucks about my life so I’m just going to change it right now.” But being honest, how often is that an actual reality? Most of us are in situations that can not change with a wave of a magic wand. It takes hard work and time and more hard work and then more damn time and THEN we can make a change. Since I’m serious lacking in patience (really, to the point where I actually get on my own nerves sometimes for not moving fast enough) I have to lean on my life lessons to get me through. I count on those to help me continually see there is in fact a light at the end of what is sometimes an incredibly dark and bleak tunnel. It’s like telling yourself that you’ve made it through crap this far, you can make it through any upcoming crap headed your way. Remind yourself you are STRONG and you can do anything! Focus on what you might be able to change right now (your attitude, the way you view things) and then make a plan for changing things that take time.
And then keep in mind that, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have to constantly remind yourself you decided awhile back to change your attitude and you will NOT bitch slap the people that piss you off, you’ll just smile and nod and walk away.
Humans are a constant work in progress. Be grateful for it and think about how incredibly dull this world would be if we were all perfect.
Hang in there guys because it will get better!