Festivus or focus on the good fortune?


It seems today is Festivus? I wasn’t ever a fan of Seinfeld so it didn’t really come up onto my radar until a former boss made reference to it and I Googled it. I suppose I could commence with the airing of the grievances, seeing that I’m really very frustrated. And quite stressed too, now that I think about it, but that’s besides the point.

There’s been quite a bit of not awesome and sometimes downright frustrating things going on lately but instead of dwelling on them because it only makes me more grumpy, I’m focusing on the good things that are in my life because at the end of the day, I know that I’m blessed, fortunate, and even my frustrations pale in comparison to many others’ true struggles. (Whoremones, holiday stress (even though I purposely took on less this year than in years previous), and some added anxiety have made this holiday season more frustrating than some.)

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a good things post and I’m slightly ashamed about that. Let’s fix that tout de suite.

Good things: Giggles with a munchkin who’s getting more brave in the pool, a job I like with people I like, a reward for a job well done, supporting loving family, seeing family and friends, being strong, talent, objectivity, laughing with friends, inspiration, helping others, smiles, thank yous, good food, a warm home, planning fun events to share with friends, a week off from both jobs, reading with kiddos, and baking.

There’s more, but I’m going for a mood boost, not a brag session.

Bad things are mostly passing frustrations and the phrase, “This too shall pass.” is spot on.  They generally do. Sure it could be replaced with other frustrations, but you know what? Such is life. Most of them will pass too.

Instead of grievances, what are some of your good fortune things to think about?




About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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