Sarindipity

While I was looking the other way…

Gratitude July 10, 2009

Filed under: Deep Thoughts — sarindipity @ 4:05 am

A little while ago I opened up my journal to reminisce about the past couple years… instead of finding words of love, memories of happiness, moments captured in time through my words, what I found was this:

Nag, nag, nag

Complain, complain, complain

Bitch, bitch, bitch

Moan, moan, moan

Shock.  Had I really only written whenever I was upset somehow?  It’s true, I used and abused my journal to relieve my feelings of anger, sadness and outright madness.  This was like a slap to my face.  I felt like I had erased all the good memories of the past couple years – family and friends, births, marriages, camping trips, traveling… Here I was, recording my extreme thoughts and memories, and none of them were good.  Then and there, I decided that needed to change.  Much like photography where you wouldn’t keep a bad photograph, I don’t want to record each and every time I am pissed off at someone/something.  While it is hard at times to resist writing when I’m feeling angry or sad, it is a joy to be able to read old entries that take me back to the good times, moments and feelings I have experienced.

Truly, gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  Let us never forget to be grateful for what we have.

 

Superstars Get Hangovers Too May 22, 2009

Filed under: C is for Camping — sarindipity @ 2:42 pm

Tips to ensure a succesful camping trip:

Bring wine, and lots of it.  Preferably home-made, as the potency is much greater.

Make an awesome play-list including but not limited to Abba, 70’s songs, one-hit wonders… and Disney tunes.

Stay up till 4 am singing above-mentioned songs drinking above-mentioned wine.

Wake up the next morning groaning… but knowing that it was so worth it.