Saturday, May 7, 2011

Half Empty or Half Full? What's It Gonna Be Baby?

The glass is always half empty.  And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it.  And chipped my tooth.  Janeane Garofalo

It's all about the math.  It's what you count.

It is a good day when you go to get your labs, and favorite Lab Lady is as relieved as I am when she gets me with one stick.
It is a good day when your boss calls and says "We want you to take Mother's Day off, have a great Mother's Day, and we'll see you next week."
It is a good day when Son Number Two texts from a friend's to say "Pick me up at 6." I text back "Please Mommy, pick me up at 6."  He texts back "Please my beautiful, amazing, charismatic mother of awesomeness, will you care to arrive at such and such address to pick up your extremely admiring son who loves you?"
It is a good day when you turn sprinklers on and the sun is shining and a rainbow appears over the lawn.
It is a good day when baby finches cry to be fed inside a nest decorated with twigs and herbs you picked.
It is a good day when you can take a nap, with two Sister dogs flanking the bed, and one poodle tucked between your feet.
It is a good day when flowers and books are your satisfying company.
It is a good day when you have hair to wash, that will soon be long enough to use hot rollers again.
It is a good day when you can embrace adversity as a good education, and your woundedness as an opportunity to love tenderly.

Is it as simple as this?
Is a good day good because you decided it is?
Make all your days good then.
You only have yourself to convince.

Every day is a gift - even if it sucks.  Sherry Hochman

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb,

My favorite "It is a good day when..." is the last one on your list. Eloquently put and worth re-reading; worth meditating on for more than the one second it took to read it.

A morning newscaster from another city used to always end his show by saying "Decide to make it a good day!" Agreed. Happy Mother's Day.

--Teresa

Anonymous said...

Hi! I hope you are doing well!

This is Sherry Hochman and I just wanted to say how cool it is to find my quote on your page :)

I am always amazed at the journey that little quote has had.

Happy Holidays!
~ Sherry

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