I am back for good I am happy to say! Just an up date I am still in Fort Myers FL trying to make it big. Or at least just make it somewhere. I have a job and a roof over my head so I am not going to complain.......to much....at least right now. How is everybody? I haven't had much of a chance to do my interneting lately but that is about to change. I have been reading quite a lot lately and there is a book I would like to bring to your attention. It is called Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. If you (like myself) have been having those woe is me moments lately this book will really put things in perspective. Granted it was written in 1995 when things were not quite as bad as they are now but it is still very relevant for today. Basically it is about a page and a half for every day of the year. They each deal with different things on just about any topic. I read mine in the morning with my coffee before I start my day. A few of the topics that she brings up through the book(because I'm a sneak and I can't wait till the August chapter so I read ahead) are compromise, compassion, confidence, compliments,confrontation, and complaining. I never realized how much of my day starts with the letter C.(Just bringing us grown up people back to the sesame street days). I personally live with one heck of a complainer. They complain as if it is their life's blood, and maybe it is but I have realized a change in myself from being around them and its not a good one. I am starting to do it myself.
Since I have moved down here a number of really unpleasant things have happened. I have had every valuable thing I brought down here stolen(for those kindred hearts of mine who will understand this......the rat bastard took my Louie. My precious vintage Louie Vuittion that took me months to find....that I had to have repaired and lovingly mended so I could continue to carry it like the wonderful lady that owned it before me) the fiend took my diamond solitaire earrings that I got at 90% discount after an hour of arguing with the manager about the validity of my coupon as it applied to the going out of business sale. I'm not usually that woman who throws the fit in public but by God I had a valid coupon and it was the only way I was ever going to be able to afford those earrings. I didn't come down here with much...and to have the best of what I brought down here taken from me more than likely by someone I know was just simply too much. I used to take the old lady on long long walks and I was usually crying by the time I got done. Being away from my home and not even having the comforts that I brought with me just made every day a little less glowing. One of the vehicles I brought down here is no longer running with a huge repair tag on it at that. Then to top it off the people I live with are just crazy...literally off of their rockers and out of their minds. I would tell you the stories but you wouldn't believe me. Needless to say I was going batty. Just plain batty. Then I started reading this book. I am not going to say it is life changing but it is day changing. I don't know how much stress everyone who might read this is under. I consider myself pretty blessed and I know there are times I don't even want to open my eyes in the morning because I'm afraid the day ahead could be worse then the one before it but now I have figured out the trick. You have to take pleasure and happiness where you can find it. It sounds much simpler then it is. You have to do some searching and some thinking but it's possible. Get up and remember to be a little thankful for what you do have. Enjoy the sunshine and your pet if you have one. I'm not saying that nothing bad is going to happen and that all the stress will melt away but people we have to do something to cope and live happy. So that's my new goal....to Live Happy. No more complaining.....compliment everyone you can.....look for a little bit of gold in everything.