“I cried because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.”
” Today is the last day of some of your life.”
“Some say the glass is half full, some say the glass is half empty. I say, “Are you gonna drink that?”

Lying in bed this AM, I was polishing up my ideas for this post. The hamster was running faster than normal on the wheel, even before a cup of coffee. I knew my post had to be about how wonderful life is. Let’s face it, no matter how bad you have it, someone has it worse (cliche’ I know). No matter how bad you think Louisiana has it, think of life in say…Idaho (does anyone live there)? You can go into self-imposed hermit mode to try an escape life – but then you are missing out on so much (remember what happened to Bubble Boy on Seinfeld – Moops). My middle child (now 9 & healthy), spent most of his first 3 years of life in and out of hospitals. His pediatrician, Dr. Ben Rubin, always answered when asked how he was, “Today is the best day of my life.” I remember his receptionist mumbling under her breath, “How in the world can he say that every day?” My reply, “It is attitude honey.” Ya, you have heard all this crap before, so if you don’t like it, you have the power not to read it – move along – go read about global warming or nuclear weapons or how many murders Louisiana had this weekend or corrupt politicians.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of having a reader and new friend over my house. We talked about attitude and being positive. So many things can suck the life out of you in Louisiana or in today’s scary world. If you read the headlines every day (like I do), you might ask yourself why you are living in Louisiana with all the crime and yucky stuff going on. So what do you do? Do you pack your bags and head to Anytown, USA in hopes of a better life? Maybe you will and we wish you the best of luck. This particular lady lost everything in Katrina, including jobs and her home. She has kept it together with her positive attitude that she is blessed to have so much. She has a healthy child and a loving husband. She is not a complainer, but a problem solver just like me (though my hubby will tell you I complain – hehehehe). Her glass is half-full!

Since moving here, a little over a year ago, I have dubbed myself “The Princess of Positive.” I have lived in many Anytown, USA’s during my life. My family moved here with the commitment to make this our home and make our situation work out. I am not one to complain, but am always looking for solutions to problems or way to make things better. Only yesterday, I posted my letter to the ST. Tammany Parish President with ideas and suggestions that had been stirring in my tiny brain. I was called “clueless” by one “glass half-empty” commenter and could feel their negative energy right through my freaking monitor and coffee! Dang people, at least I can say I try. I may not be the brightest light in the lamp shop, but at least I try and shine a little light over teh internets each day. Forgive me for putting forth positive energy. Or in other words, “Bite me.”

Raise your glass (no alcohol before 5- PM that is) and toast with me, “Today is the best day of my life even though I can’t find a Wii and I have laundry piled up in small mountains and I have 50 million things to do and certain family members piss me off and my house is trashed and I have no idea what to cook for dinner and I am wondering where my blogging will take me and I have dishes in my sink from yesterday.”

4 Replies to “Toasting life’s half-full glass”

  1. I enjoy reading your positive blogs everyday. I had my first flight last month to Chicago and someone there asked me how could I have never flown before. My response was “I live in Louisiana. There’s no reason to go anywhere else. It has everything I want within driving distance.”

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