No bad news

6 Apr

Don’t nobody bring me no bad news…

If only more people had this mindset, but the old saying is pretty dead on misery does love company.  In fact, misery is the ultimate party girl!  Keep me off that guest list please! Have you found it to be true that the more you have to celebrate the more, it seems, others have to complain about?  When you finally decide not to sweat the small stuff the entire world seems to fall into a fit of sorrow and dispair?  Then of course when you refuse to entertain the negativity, people want to know why you’re so happy and what it is you’re smiling about all the time.  Some might even get upset because you RSVP’d “no” to the pity party.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.

The ugly ones wonder too.  Everybody does!  She must have a new man…She must have a new job…She must think she’s all that.  Well yes you’re right, I do! Why don’t you? You’re upset because I’m happy? I am truly sorry you feel that way *smile* but you could choose to be at any time.

People don’t want to hear that.  They don’t want to take responsibility for themselves.  They don’t want to own the fact that they are the key contributor to their own wretched lives and their own submission to misery.  No its their boss, their finaces, the government, their significant other, everybody in the world’s fault but theirs.  And that is okay.  You don’t have to preach the gospel of choosing joy over sorrow.  You don’t have to spread the word near nor far about how you refused to be burdened by angst.  You don’t have to tell a soul.  You just keep your song in your heart and hold fast to your peace.  Glide through life because you are not shackled with sadness, fear, and woe.  Let them hold that bad energy.  And when you meet someone who seems to be gliding as well, smile at them and wink because you are rare gems who need encouragement.

A friend of mine said that the choice (to be happy) is easier said than done. I agreed with her, and simply added, “but not impossible.”

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2 Responses to “No bad news”

  1. Brownbelle April 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Let the church say AMEN! *shakes tambourine & dances down the aisle*

    All jokes aside, this is really speaking to me and my life right now. When you start making your dreams happen and getting what you really want out of life, the naysayers come out of the woodwork and start dragging you down. And like you mentioned, it’s not always that they’re consciously dissing you–sometimes it’s just that they want you to get caught up in/save them from THEIR mess and I can’t do it. I can’t let anybody steal my joy because I worked too hard to get it!

    • Jess J. April 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm #

      ” I can’t let anybody steal my joy because I worked too hard to get it!
      ” Oooooh girl SAY THAT

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