Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

I have always been a firm believer that people are as happy as they make their mind up to be.  Sometimes, we just have to make the conscience decision to make the best out of the hand we have been dealt or whatever situation we have been experienced.

When my daughter was in the midst of her teenage angst (some days it seems like it is still going on), I would tell her that she decides how happy she is going to be. She would go to bed with all of her woes and pick right back up in the morning where she left off.

Now, I would be lying if I said that I never felt the same way as that young teenage daughter of mine.  However, I really try to stay as positive as I can.  Negativity certainly has a way of overtaking your life, so it is best to keep it out.  There has a been a time in my life that I would describe as “The Dark Years.”  These were the years that I suffered from worry and anxiety about almost everything.

This week it has been a struggle to keep the positivity in my world.  Let’s just recap. A week ago, my daughter was involved in an accident that ended up not being her fault.  The good news is that she was completely fine, except for some rattled nerves.  But, now we are down a car.  So, we have been juggling get her to school, her to work, and me to work.  Now, my son’s truck is now having some troubles.  So, it is down now.

Talk about stress.  Nothing puts me in a worse mood than car problems. We are a very busy family.  So, when a car is down, it interferes with our schedules.  All of us have extremely schedules and we have places to be.

Needless to say, the week will improve for me when we get all of the car situations dealt with.  Meanwhile, we wait for the insurance companies to come through and we wait for my brother to bring over his tool that is needed. It would be very easy for me to worry about the outcomes and how terrible things could be, but I can’t let myself sink into the despair of the week.

So, I’m going to stay positive and pray that everything gets solved quickly and everything goes smoothly. I am blessed in many ways that I need to focus on.  My daughter wasn’t injured.  We have been able to get where we need to go with a little creative juggling.  My son at least has the money to get his truck fixed and I don’t have to worry about how he is going to come up with the money.

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