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Not quite rose-colored, but i’ll settle for a pair of Groucho glasses

February 6, 2011
  • Thematically relevant song: “Hey,Soul Sister”-Train–>try to not smile while you listen to that song.
  • New month! New Cause! This month’s cause is the American Diabetes Association which as you can probably guess works with people who currently have diabetes and works to develop a cure. Approximately 25.8 million people in the US ( 8.3% of the population) are currently living with diabetes. So it is an extremely relevant and worthy cause of our help. Clicking takes 2 minutes of your time and helps raise money for free for a great organization.

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was,  the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”-Marcel Pagnol

“This is my depressed stance. When you’re depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you’ll start to feel better. If you’re going to get any joy out of being depressed, you’ve got to stand like this.”-Charlie Brown

Good afternoon SQers!  I have finally returned! I let the poll about the future of the blog run for a couple of weeks trying to come to  a good decision as to what to do, but the answer choices all ended up accruing a similar number of votes making my indecision even worse. So I have temporarily decided to come back, do a couple posts and see where it ends up taking me.

Winter blues/down in the dumps/or whatever it is you label for your not so great moods is… happens.  Expecting to be happy all the time is extremely optimistic, but not so realistic.  The question is once you get into that funk or do you go about getting yourself out? I know with me personally sometimes those little funks can last anywhere from an hour to a couple of weeks. Other people can only try to help you out, but ultimately seeing as you drove yourself have to be the person that rescues yourself.

When we are trapped and surrounded by negativity, it can be hard to see anything but that. Deep down somewhere though we know that whatever we might be going through could always be worse. It is not always the first thing we remember, but most times it is true.  Try thinking back a couple of months to what has happened to you putting you in a bad mood. Was it really as bad as you may have thought at the time?

It is extremely easy for someone who is not in that depressive funk to tell you to cheer up or start seeing the world more positively, but everyone knows that’s easier said than done.  So that’s not what I am going to advise. What I wanted to suggest is seeing the world through a pair of Groucho glasses(note: if confused…see picture below).  They are not quite rosy, but they get the job done while making anyone look ridiculous. What I am getting at is that how much things affect you depends on how much you choose to let them affect you. Next time maybe before you get frustrated…take a little time and laugh. Laughter as well as being good for your heart is a good way to let go rather than brooding over things that aren’t worth it. This is coming from the girl whose life is awkward and ridiculous on a relatively consistent basis.

Live and see your life like you’re rocking a pair of Groucho glasses everyday. Before you get mad/sad/frustrated/upset…take a second to smile or laugh at the ridiculousness that is life.  It will make things more bearable and you’ll be out of that funk before you know it.

That’s all for now. Have a great week!

See you next Sunday,

❤ SQ

P.S. Go Packers!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2011 12:37 am

    per usual, love your posts.

    how did you know i’ve been a rotten funk lately?! ha! all night last night & today i’ve been telling myself things could be so much worse and reminding myself of what i’m grateful for. its working, but slowly!

    anyhow… good advice, i will try lookin at life through groucho glasses! 😉


    • February 7, 2011 6:47 am

      well thank you. i’m glad you appreciate them 🙂
      i know only because i’ve been there for the past week or so, but things seem like they are starting to look better or at least i’m taking them better. hopefully you experience some of the same luck.
      thank you as always for your great comments!

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