This week has been a series of fortunate unfortunate events. I started off the week watching my daughter being inducted into an Honor’s Society for Communications for her outstanding academic achievements in her field of study then spent two days hiding in my house under covers because of a scathing migraine followed up by a stomach virus that had me dancing an unsightly jig between my bedroom and the bathroom. Thankfully, today greeted me with better health, nicer dancing feet and tons of disinfectant gracefully swiped along every surface I encountered over the past two days. I was able to run a few errands and enjoy the balmy 30 degree cloudy miserable day outside, so all was not lost. I even managed to set up a tidy little job interview as someone’s servant next Wednesday at 3 pm…should be an interesting exchange – I know the phone interview certainly piqued my interest! That’s the thing about being on unemployment – you can’t really turn down an interview or a job. Thankfully, I haven’t had to do either! Wait…shouldn’t that be “unthankfully”? At this point, I don’t even know.
I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing. I know most people have a “plan” or a “vision”, but mine keep changing. I try to let the universe guide me and look for signs, but even those things are grey and fuzzy – what am I saying? I’M “grey and fuzzy”! How do people my age do this? I mean, I’m doing it, but I don’t know what I’m doing! When I was younger all I wanted was a job that would allow me to take care of my family and had health insurance. Now I get to do what I want, but no one will let me! I guess it would help if I knew what I wanted to do. And it would help if I wasn’t mostly insane half the time….ok, most of the time. Well, not really “insane” insane, but just happy to be doing whatever comes my way. I don’t want to stress out over a career. I just want to do what comes my way and enjoy it. I want to help people and love people and be happy doing what I’m doing. Maybe write more about what I want to write about. Which, I have no idea what I want to write about and right now I keep typing thinking that I’m going to come up with some brilliant thing and it’s just going to flood out of me like the next New York Times best seller. It’s not going very well right now is it?
I asked Jerry to buy me a little muppet dog last night. He hates little dogs. He wants a big bitey dog that’s scary to people but is really a big nice dog and I don’t like big bitey dogs that are really nice. I told him I just want a little muppet doggie to have on my lap to pet. I told my daughter I would take it to my doctor that gives me prescriptions for whatever I want and tell him to give a prescription for a little muppet dog that has to be my “comfort dog” that way it can go with me everywhere. I don’t want one of those yippity snappy smashed in face little doggies….just one with poofy soft muppet hair and cute puppy eyes and can fit into my big purse. Jerry finally agreed to get me one as long as he could still cuddle me too, but he’s making me wait until we get a house which is way too long for me. I want my little muppet comfort dog sooner. Jerry isn’t exactly one of these fellas that rushes to do things….so, you see where I’m going with this don’t you? I just hope he doesn’t think this means I will ever agree to a big bitey dog. I won’t.
Do you think there is a career in helping people be happy? Oh, my God. That’s it! I should do that! Is there such a thing as a Happy Coach! Not a life coach because I have no idea what to do with my own life let alone tell someone what to do with theirs; BUT I can help people learn to be happy with themselves and to be grateful for the things that come their way! I don’t always have the best days…case in point my series of unfortunate fortunate events this week, but I can make lemonade (or beer) out of any bad day! Positive energy and all that good stuff….what do you think? Should I make up some business cards? I think it would be the most fun class EVER! No one would leave unhappy that’s for sure. Something to think about I guess….would any of you come to my class? Just think of it – go to work the next day and your co-workers ask you “What did you do last night?” You say, “I went to Happy Class!” And you would be smiling and they would be so jealous!!! I think it’s marvelous.
If Jerry would get me my muppet dog I could bring it to class and everyone could be happy and comforted! And then my dog would be a tax write off! I’m only seeing win-wins with this dog…Jerry?
My mind is kind of racing now…which is what happens when I’m left alone to my own devices. My brother always said my devices are never any good, but that was when I was not happy. I think he would agree that happy classes are a good idea now that I’m happy when I’m left to my own devices. Everyone should learn how to start their day with positive thoughts and positive energy! Life is full of good things – not all the horrible things we see every day on the news or what the media and social media wants us to see! We get to be the owners of our happiness! I think I might be on to something…ok, so maybe this isn’t a New York Times best seller – YET! BUT, I think I have the love and energy to bring some happiness into some lives…
Now….feedback people…I need some feedback! Help a sister out here! I don’t care if you make fun of me, admonish me, agree with me, encourage me, whatever – just tell me what you think! I want to know!