10.28.2011

Get Out Your Tiny Violins

Yesterday was HORRIBLE.
To put it lightly.
I was thinking about listing everything that made yesterday so bad, but let's just say....
On top of tests and a loooooong school day, I cut my finger pretty badly and have a stye in my eye.
Yes, those things are trivial. But when added to everything else, it was more than I could handle.
I was kind of mean to my roommate (though she will deny this if anyone asks because she's just so nice), and everyone in my institute class was getting on my nerves.

Stupid, right?
I have this awful day largely because of my own bad attitude and I take out my frustrations on other people.

Wellllll.
A few days ago I was skimming through my journal (I don't write in it very much, it's a problem) but I found an entry written almost a year ago. I'm pretty positive I was inspired to find this when I did, because it came to my mind last night as I was exceedingly grumpy-pants:

October 24th 2010
Welp.  It's not even Halloween yet and I'm sitting on my bed listening to Christmas music.  Go me.  I'm just like my dad.  I love Christmastime and can't wait for it to come! Seriously, it is my favorite time of year.  And there's a chance of snow this Wednesday and (can't believe I'm about to say this) I'm actually excited!! Even though in college Christmastime means more tests and practicing and crazy crunch-time studying and less Christmas Caroling and decorating, I still love it.  There's been some trouble in paradise (Apartment X1) and I was going to write about it... and it was basically going to be a sad whiney sob story about how my life is so hard. BUT the Christmas music has lifted my spirits so much, I can't find it in me at the moment to be sad and grumpy.  There's a huge cheesy grin on my face right now.

Sadly I didn't take heed of it last night and went to bed grumpy. But when I woke up this morning, I decided today was not going to be another bad day. In my determination, (especially since I'm going to be dressed up as a princess and giving children candy tonight, and no one likes a grumpy princess) I decided to turn on Christmas music this morning as I got ready.  Lemme tell you, it was the right decision.  Christmas music is magical. Unless you are Mr. Scrooge, it will fill you with joy no matter what time of year it is.

I know we've all heard this a million billion times and it's probably becoming cliche, but
Happiness is a CHOICE.
And today I'm going to choose to be happy.
I hope you will too.

And now that your tiny violins are out and finished with their sad tune in d minor (the saddest key in music) let them play a Christmas song, mmk?

4 comments:

Anna said...

D MINOR IS TRULY IS THE SADDEST OF ALL KEYS

Monica H. said...

Ditto what Anna said...plus I LOVE this post!! It's so true. Plus, Christmas music will always lift spirits. Even if it's July 4th. I'm so excited too!!!

Catherine said...

Ditto to Anna, as well. I have been watching Christmas movies already...oops. Anything Christmasy brings happiness! I hope you start to feel better...styes are so not fun! I also feel so cliche when I speel about the happiness thing on my blog, but I feel like if I write it down, it makes me feel better. Plus with the journal thing, later on, I will go back and read things and it will serve as a good reminder. You are awesome, Ashley! Love ya!

Kjarinda said...

Amen sister! I had one of those days earlier this week as well. I love you woman. Let's play and choose happiness together!