Why This Day Will Not Suck: May 25

by Bill Brenner on May 25, 2011

Every few months, I try to step out of the craziness of daily life and take stock in my life. The struggles will always be there, but I have so much to be grateful for. With the sun finally shining bright after a long stretch of bad weather, I’m feeling like nothing can keep this from being a good day.

Mood music:

–Whatever this day hurls at me, I have a lot of people in my life to help me along. I wrote about some of them in two earlier posts: The Healers (Adventures in Step 9) and The Gratitude List, which begins with Erin and our children. Erin has been waking up at the same time as me to get a better jump on the day, and I love that I get to give her a kiss and wish her a good day on the way out the door.

–I got to see the sunrise on the drive to work. Fellow Bostonians who have lived through a week and a half of shitty weather will understand why this makes me feel ready to take on the world.

–I just got an email in our family finances account for Staples coupons, which beats the hell out of billing statements.

–I’m loving the hell out of the new Sixx A.M. album. A friend was kind enough to burn me a copy and I can’t stop listening. It’s truly a celebration of life. I can’t wait to get the book that goes with it, “This is Gonna Hurt.”

–I put on a pair of jeans this morning that just went through the wash. It used to be that when I washed pants, I couldn’t get them buttoned afterwards. Now they button easily.

–Once again, I get to spend the day doing a job that I love. It’s exceptionally hard to find a job like that, and I know full well how blessed I am.

–The Cub Scouts went fishing last night, and Sean was able to reel in a fish before a thunderstorm rolled in and cut the evening short.

–When I got to the office the Teddy Roosevelt bobblehead on my desk was doing it’s thing without having to be tapped. It could mean the office is haunted, but I choose to look at it as a good omen.

–I got a mug full of Jet Fuel coffee.

–My laptop let off a series of ominous beeps and needed a couple restarts. This could seriously fuck up a work day, but it’s working fine now.

–A three-day weekend is ahead and the kids are going camping. This leaves me and Erin with some much-needed quality time.

Seize the day.

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Renee May 25, 2011 at 2:10 am

People often ask and wonder how I get through continuous cancer treatment for chronic recurrent Ov Ca. This is how. Instead of focusing on the parts that suck, and just as you’ve described, I take stock in all that I am blessed with: the big and the small. Gratitude is the key to happiness. Its hard to be anything but happy when you live with a grateful heart. Thank you for sharing & God Bless You! : ) Renee

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