Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sunny Attitude When You're Fighting Unusual Blues!!

I want to share with you that I have been dealing with a little bit of blues lately and really couldn't pinpoint why. Our family has been through a lot lately with some health issues for my husband (which I can now say are really on the mend - Yay) and we recently had a death in the family - an uncle. I also have been dealing with a cold which has not happened to me in about 4 years - which I attributed to all the stressing situations going on. But I still didn't feel "quite right" even after these things were going away and getting better.

So I was picking up our 5 year old from preschool the other day and it HIT me like a ton of bricks. My blues have actually been because he recently started going to school part-time. You see he is the baby of my family and after almost 16 years of having one or the other of our four kids home with me all the time, the realization that next year they will all be in school and I will be all alone hit me. Isn't it funny how you don't realize how your mind works. Well even just acknowledging that fact and realizing that's what it is has made my mood much better. It made me realize I really better enjoy this last year with Braden!!!

So now that I know my disposition has changed but I also just found a link about having a sunny attitude that I thought I would share.

If feeling blue stems from the combination of different causes and conditions, it makes sense that there isn’t a silver bullet to feeling more positive. My own experience is that I have to create a “soup” with a little of this and a little of that to maintain the feeling of peaceful productivity that I so desire. Posted by Kay Allison at

So I'm creating my "soup" and getting through this time, coming to terms, dealing with and making sure I make the best of everything I have NOW!!!

I love my kids and will miss them all terribly when they are all in school!!!!

Thanks for listening everyone!!