My facebook feed is inundated with sponsored ads for some happiness app. Everyday when I log on to facebook to complain about things, several times a day in fact, I get informed that happy people are happier or something else that seems very, very obvious and annoying. Sure. Maybe there is some merit to it, acknowledging and/or writing down happy things might really make someone happier but it seems like a lot of effort.
I choose to look at the flipside of things when I am feeling exceptionally complainy or mad. It might be a desperate act of unhappy rationalization, but don’t tell me.
- We moved way too much stuff. We own way too much stuff, BUT at least we got rid of at least 3 truckloads of stuff to a thrift store before we moved.
- The rental house has a broken dishwasher which means I am hand-washing dishes for 3 plus bottles for 1, BUT I do get to use my very favorite coffee mug every morning because it is always clean.
- Truman really likes getting up at about 6 am, BUT it is the only time I can watch whatever I want on tv and it coincides with 3 months of free HBO and I am catching up on all the things.
Not everything has a flipside, though. Spencer is awesome. Truman is awesome. I wanted to move somewhere with weather and we got snow, rain and hail today. All in one day! In April! We’ve lived here two weeks and I have never lived anywhere it snowed so I have no idea what is normal. It is pretty fun! Espcially because we can just stay inside if the weather is crappy. I have no obligations whatsoever. No Target in town either, so I guess THAT is my flipside.