When life gets ya down, it's good practice to think of something positive. I have been reminding myself of this many many times over the last few weeks since there's a lot to be grumpy about.
A few months back, Spark member @Besshaile wrote about thinking a positive thought when you're down. I've been trying to put that in practice ever since. More so these days. On the Spark Other Goals page, I added a goal to think a positive thought when I'm down.
The past couple weeks, on a warm days, DH and I sit in the garage, enjoying a beverage, watching the world go by. One evening, my son came by and sat at a safe distance on the driveway. Another day, a former coworker did the same. I laughingly told my husband we should start a podcast... "today on garage days with Dave and Kellie, our guest is...."
One sunny day when we sat out there, DH had his Shania Twain playlist going. While C'est La Vie played, one neighbor walked her son down the block, another couple walked with their baby in the stroller, one woman walking her dog and a baby in the stroller, all waved hello.
I saw a couple down the block get warmed up in their driveway, go for a short run, then laughed and chatted in the driveway as they stretched. I didn't even know some of these people lived on the block.
It was a beautiful few minutes!
Today is Good Friday. I always wondered as a kid, why call this Good Friday when such a horrible thing took place. I looked this up to find some opinions and found on Christianity.com....
"the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins. In order for the good news of the gospel to have meaning for us, we first have to understand the bad news of our condition as sinful people under condemnation."
I'm not pushing religion here, it made me hope that maybe these uncomfortable days will lead to good things in the future.
If you celebrate, I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend and that all of us find many reasons to smile.