Tuesday, October 4, 2011

always something...

"You know Janis, it just goes to show you, it's always something--if it ain't one thing, it's another."

Thank you Roseanne Roseannadanna. You give me a smile remembering this.
Today is definitely one of those days. I am grateful for the memory of Gilda Radner's character. For laughing is so much better than crying.

It seems so often things will be so amazingly awesome, I'm on top of the world, and someone has to go and give me a big push. I haven't been knocked completely down... I am hanging on by roots, determined not to fail.

I am reminding myself that I can't fix things... I can't change things... I can't make others follow the rules ... I can't turn that dang chair into a couch. No matter how hard I try.

I am remembering to pray. Really really really hard.  But I am praying for forgiveness of my angry, remembrance that this pain someone is causing is not deliberate. For this loved one can't control their illness that makes them do what they do. I am praying for strength. For guidance, for understanding.

When someone is ignorant... selfish... incompetent... manic... or downright crazy. You can't feel anger. You must be full of compassion and love.
It's a hard one.
A really really hard one.

But...
It is what it is...

And Dang it, I just can't stick a band-aid on it and move on.

I must be patient, and listen to my heart.

{also...prayers...so send on the prayers my dear friends. I could really use them}.

4 comments:

An English Shepherd said...

Thats quite a haircut she has !

Bee Lady said...

When you start thinking negative thoughts...tell yourself to STOP...even if you have to say it out loud...then think of fun happy times, read some of your old funny posts...do something fun with a friend. Think positive.

Cindy Bee

janis said...

the power of positive energy my dear Cindy bee... it does work. Im so sorry i missed you gals this weekend..that would have been a way better day♥

Pammy Sue said...

Gilda's book by that name, It's Always Something, is one of my favorites. I've had it for over 20 years, and I get it out and read it every few years again.

Hope things turn around for you!

lOVE & hUGS