A Good Cry in the Costco Parking Lot

Me = Mrs. Positive, more often than not.
 
When a friend has a prob, I’m their go to gal. Always {preaching} about the silver lining… looking for the positive… yada yada yada… Well duh, of course it’s easier fixing someone else’s shiz… but when confronted with the same EXACT (ok, not exact, but similar) situation I find myself not being able to take my own advice.
 
I had a bad day yesterday, or I should say some bad moments. I let things that don’t even deserve my time affect me. I snapped at the Hubs, at the girls, I was just downright pissed off and hurt and I took it out on them. And then after realizing I was taking it out on everyone else who really does matter, the Momma guilt took over, and I had me a good cry.
 
I was that girl crying in the Costco parking lot. Yup, that was me. A kind-hearted grandpa knocked on my window and asked if I was ok #blesshisheartDuring my pity party, one of my bestfriends pointed out to me that she was in a similar situation and my advice to her was “cut the fat baby!” Cut the fat baby = my motto = if another person is in no way shape or form bringing something positive to your life, and is actually bringing you the exact opposite, cut the fat baby! Easy advice to follow don’t ya think?
Everything is easier said than done, but it’s a great motto!1Via

I seem to preach a lot here on this blog-o, and heck even in real life.

Want some more preaching aka reminding, check out these past posts:
Let Go Already*No Need to Justify*Take It or Leave It
This preaching I do, it’s not to show I know everything, I’m really just talking to myself. Actually talking to God. Reminding myself. Having Him remind me. Having Him keep me in check.

So many times I’ve heard “you can’t always be this happy?” or the occasional “what are you on that makes you so happy?”

The truth is I’ve discovered something.
It takes LESS energy to CHOOSE to be positive aka happy, as oppose to CHOOSING to be negative.
Don’t get the wrong idea, I am NOT Mrs. Positive every second of everyday. To be honest, that gets exhausting too! Ya’ll know what I mean right!? With the drama that ensued yesterday, He reminded me once again what’s important.
What really matters. I needed that reminder. And in that I find comfort.

Comments

  1. Sorry you had a poop day yesterday, and I don’t think your preachy.
    We all try to offer help / advice from time to time, its being a good friend to do so! Knowing when to offer it is important too, sometimes we just someone to listen and say ‘yeah, it sucks, have another cupcake’.
    You are so right about the energy it takes out of you being negative, I remember having a conversation about that with my therapist when I was in deep depression, can’t understand those people that seem to enjoy the negative.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

  2. Sorry you had a poop day yesterday, and I don’t think your preachy.
    We all try to offer help / advice from time to time, its being a good friend to do so! Knowing when to offer it is important too, sometimes we just someone to listen and say ‘yeah, it sucks, have another cupcake’.
    You are so right about the energy it takes out of you being negative, I remember having a conversation about that with my therapist when I was in deep depression, can’t understand those people that seem to enjoy the negative.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend

  3. The book, The Happiness Project is a great way to spend quality time on getting your life and mindset together to focus on positive energy. I highly recommend it.

  4. The book, The Happiness Project is a great way to spend quality time on getting your life and mindset together to focus on positive energy. I highly recommend it.

  5. I’m sorry you had a bad day, but you are right, cut the baby fat. It’s so hard to take our own advice. I can sure dish it out, but take it? Yeah right. Your power of positive energy will see you through, I know it!

  6. I’m sorry you had a bad day, but you are right, cut the baby fat. It’s so hard to take our own advice. I can sure dish it out, but take it? Yeah right. Your power of positive energy will see you through, I know it!

  7. I’m so sorry you had a bad day yesterday. But I think there was something in the air here in UTah, because it carried it to me too! I really needed this post today thank you so much. I really like the quote “have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?” That really hit home.

    Hope today is a better day for you and your munchkins and hubs!

  8. I’m so sorry you had a bad day yesterday. But I think there was something in the air here in UTah, because it carried it to me too! I really needed this post today thank you so much. I really like the quote “have you prayed about it as much as you have talked about it?” That really hit home.

    Hope today is a better day for you and your munchkins and hubs!

  9. So sorry you had a bad day yesterday! We all have them, no matter how positive we try to be! Many hugs sent your way!! Love you! xoxoxo

  10. So sorry you had a bad day yesterday! We all have them, no matter how positive we try to be! Many hugs sent your way!! Love you! xoxoxo

  11. Love you all!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

  12. Love you all!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

  13. Sometimes a good cry cleans the soul. Time to cut the fat, baby!

  14. Sometimes a good cry cleans the soul. Time to cut the fat, baby!

  15. So good that you are positive most of the time. But everyone needs to cry every once in a while.

  16. So good that you are positive most of the time. But everyone needs to cry every once in a while.

  17. aww bad days are no fun! everyone needs to just cry it out sometimes! but you got the support of the blogger world, girl! lol. just found your blog!

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  18. aww bad days are no fun! everyone needs to just cry it out sometimes! but you got the support of the blogger world, girl! lol. just found your blog!

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  21. You know a good cry is just what you need sometimes! Although it is easier to choose to be happy once in awhile you just need to cry. And that’s ok! :) Love ya girl, hope things are better today!

  22. You know a good cry is just what you need sometimes! Although it is easier to choose to be happy once in awhile you just need to cry. And that’s ok! :) Love ya girl, hope things are better today!

  23. Oh Gad I was that girl last week too! I think, as mothers, we expect so much from ourselves. I love your motto “cut the fat baby” in fact I did a whole lot of that when I was pregnant. Quality not quantity! I hope you’re feeling better, you’re comments always make me feel touched and more positive.
    http://beingmama.com

  24. Oh Gad I was that girl last week too! I think, as mothers, we expect so much from ourselves. I love your motto “cut the fat baby” in fact I did a whole lot of that when I was pregnant. Quality not quantity! I hope you’re feeling better, you’re comments always make me feel touched and more positive.
    http://beingmama.com

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