Saturday, March 3, 2012

MAR 3rd Choosing To March Forward

Hi there Journal & Friends,

Ever feel this way??

Most of the time I remember that I get to choose my attitude, my mood. That I can "make my own weather", like I talked about in this post about Bernie Siegel. 

Then... along comes a day I forget, and I fall flat on my face! I'm sorry if I "infected" anyone with my grumpiness. It's not my usual way of being... but, I did it, I own it, and it is what it is. 

And now I choose to do like several of my commenters suggested... just let it go, and go on. 

So many people have "real" problems, and I DO have a lot for which to feel thankful. No more griping from me! At least not for awile, ha ha ha.

Thank you for all the supportive comments. And there was such wise advice I can learn from!

My book quote for today: "You are capable of more than you ever thought." --Richard Machowicz, Unleash The Warrior Within

My verse for today: "I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

My quote for today: “But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all - such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor.” --James Allen, 1902

Enjoy the Journey,


DAY 929


Princess Dieter said...

YOu have a right to vent or spout off on your own blog. I suspect a whole lotta folks who LOOK like they have it together, don't. I don't. I'm still a neurotic mess...a work in progress. Making progress, but ya know, when one thing gets sorted out, another needs attention.

Maybe there are totally together, blissfully self-actualized, always making progress folks out there. I don't know em. I know lots of great folks who are making strides in all sorts of areas of their life. But I also know that many folks put up facades--in church, at work, even with relatives. Hide things. Are shamed of things. Make believe.

I don't expect folks to be perfect, cause I sure as hell can't be myself...I can only work in stuff and try to make progress OVERALL--some days suck, some are a breeze. Such is life.

And if I feel like ranting, I rant. My blog is my space, and if I can't let off some steam occasionally, then what the heck is the point????

So, spout off when ya feel like it. Your voice in your space...

Anonymous said...

First, what Princess said! Really, Loretta, you posted how you honestly felt. there was nothing wrong with that. I don't understand why you are feeling sheepish or worried that you may have "infectted" someone. Again--what Princess said!

Second. I had to laugh when I read in Princess' comment about never meeting people who have it all together. I laughed because I have met someone who had it all together. A client who came in for counseling because she had been sexually abused as a child. Except for the residual feelings/guilt/crap related to the abuse, she had it all together. I often wished that I were as wonderful as she was.

Loving, patient wife, excellent homemaker, awesome and unselfish mom. Great friend. Active in church. Forgiving, compassionate, loving. Calm. Just genuinely nice and kind. Totally had heer act together. .....Then I discovered that she had multiple personalities! :o

Ohhhh. Thaaats how one gets everything under control--you become a dozen different people. From that point on, anytime I've met "the perfect woman", I looked for signs of a dissociative disorder. And you know what? I often found it.

True story.


Rettakat said...

Thanks, Mir, I appreciate your point, and even agree with you! I suppose in my attempt at brevity I didn't do such a good job of explaining WHY I was feeling sheepish. I've said from the beginning Progress, Not Perfection. But I let those emotions drive me to overeat, instead of dealing with them in a healthy way. They were the driving sheepdog, I was the sheep, LOL!

Oh well, fodder for a new post I suppose. ;-)

Bliss... until that recent sci fi show where the aliens controlled humanity by giving them "bliss", I used to think it was a beautiful word. :-D

Rettakat said...

Well, ditto to what I explained to Mir, ha ha ha. But I appreciate the supportive comment, I really do.

And I can see it now...
"16 weeks on the New York Times best seller list! The explosive new "therapy expose" from Dr Anonymous!
It will surprise you... it will stun you... it will shock you!
Best read of my whole summer; couldn't put it down.
I'll never look at people the same way again!
Hurry and get your copy of "Behind the Therapy Curtain... Shocking Case Histories That You Just Will Not Believe!!"

Gee... I almost feel normal now. ;-)

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Here I am to say what everyone else is already saying... It is absolutely understandable that we are not always 'peaches and cream' here in blog world. Sometimes I don't post things because I want to remain positive and I don't want to bum people out. Then it just takes me longer to work through it because I haven't allowed myself to be honest in the one place where I should feel free to do so.
You are NOT a downer and shouldn't be too concerned about bringing others down. And you know what? Deb is so right. People who have it all together often turn out to be the strangest most messed up souls you could ever hope to meet. Take it from me. I once worked with a really nice, reserved and humble guy with a fun witty personality. I just couldn't figure out why he was still single in middle age. Turned out to be a serial killer. NO JOKE! (I'll have to blog about that some time...)

E. Jane said...


As others have said, it's your blog, and you have the right to say what you want to say. I have to say that I have always found your blog to be very appropriate. And as far as having it all together--there aren't too many people anywhere who can make that claim. We all have our up and down days.

I use my blog a bit like a journal. I write what's on my mind. I do have some boundaries, because I choose not to hurt anyone or push my beliefs on anyone either. You don't do that either, and I enjoy your blog very much. Have a lovely Sunday, Loretta.

You are a

Lisa, motyok said...

Not grumpy. Just real. That is better any day. Nobody has all good days, and if they act like they do...well, I will take grumpy honesty every time. hugs

carla said...

Im marching Im marching....

onward ;)


M Pax said...

Own your feelings, good and bad. No need to feel sheepish. If you need to get something off your back, do it. You're genuine which is why I connected with you. :)

Anne H said...

I don't see grumpiness.... just AWESOMENESS!

Rettakat said...

Wow, and I thought Deb's story was amazing... this was even creepier!! Definitely fodder for a most interesting post, LOL!

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