**Note: This was a column I wrote for the paper a couple of weeks ago. I actually had a few people contact me to tell me that it was just what they needed at the right time.
I love when what I write resonates with somebody. **
Last Friday I came home from my morning workout and my hubby had the news on. I watched as they talked about a movie theatre shooting. And then it was something else sad and then another depressing thing. It just shifted my mood into a bad place.
I saw this quote yesterday that said, "You can't always choose the path you walk in life, but you can choose the manner in which you walk it." That is something I strive for every day. Some days I succeed and some days I don't. Some days I have a positive attitude and some days I'm just a cranky mess. I am a work in progress, but aren't we all?
A college student we have met through dance marathon sent me a message and said she appreciated how I always try to see joy in every situation. I thought to myself, is that how she sees me? Wow. That made my day.
Sometimes I just remind myself I have been through too much crappy stuff to let the little stuff bother me. Sometimes it does, no matter how hard I try, but perspective is a great thing. Have a great week readers. I hope it's a happy one, but that's just the way I see it.