Friday, June 15, 2012

simply wonderful.

I recently read a post on Reddit regarding simple changes one can make in order to make life more enjoyable.  One of the replies that stood out to me suggested a person should, each night before bed, write down the two highlights of his or her day. 

While I'm sure I won't be as diligent as this individual (he has recorded the highlights for every day for the last couple years or so), I'd like to make this more of a routine.  It's a simple way to look for the positives in each day.  

So let's start with today.

1)  Getting to work to find an email from the manager at the store I closed last night thanking me for the OUTSTANDING job I did!  Even better, I did so well, she's trying to pull some strings to get me transferred to her store for good!   Eeee!

2)  Clocking out!  As great as it feels to be back in the game and getting recognition for a job well done (as well as reassurance that I can still handle this job!), I'm very much looking forward to my day off tomorrow!  

Ahhh.  That felt good.  Shouldn't be too hard to make this a habit.  

Bye for now.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

it's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards...

I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person.  I pick things up easily.  I think things through.  I can figure out solutions to difficult problems.  I'm not a genius or anything.  Just not dumb.  Not just not dumb, but... I am smart.  Not overly educated (though I wish I were, and I suppose that says something) but smart enough, street-wise.  I guess.

Anyway, I'm not dumb.  But sometimes I make some dumb decisions.

In fact, I've made several.

I want a clean slate.  Forgive and forget.  Move forward.  Let go. 

The question is, can I do this?  Starting with myself?  And can others do the same?  I suppose the only one who really matters right now has already done so.  But what of everyone else?  And myself?  I suppose that's really the most important part.  Can I forgive myself?  And get over everything that has happened as a direct result of my actions?

Let's hope.