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Have a little joy

I had kind of a frustrating day today. I’ll spare you the sordid details but I channeled my frustration into emotional fuel for a faster-than usual run around the neighborhood. That’s what I do when I get mad, I go out for a run and sweat out my anger. It may sound a bit twisted, but it works for me and I’m amused by the fact that the jerk who upset me ends up helping me through a tough workout.

What I’ve come to realize is that there will always be detractors, people who make rudeness seem so effortless, people who are flat out mean. I’m not willing to waste my energy trying to prove myself to morons, so I run as fast as I can for a little while, feel better and get back to work.

Today I choose to “have a little joy” despite it all. I made a reverse applique banner spelling out this mantra a couple months ago and it seems appropriate to show you today. Sometimes we all need to be reminded to focus on what’s going right in our lives and worry less about the things we can’t control. Life IS good.

Now go have a little joy. You deserve it!

P.S. A day after posting this I realized that I should probably clarify that my bad day had absolutely nothing to do with my CraftSanity work. This is my joy. It’s the other stuff I do for $$ that sometimes gets my goat. Many thanks to those who have posted encouraging words below. High fives to you all.

 

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Comment from Sarah
Time: June 22, 2011, 5:23 am

Chin up nice girl! Keep doing what you are doing. You are aces inspiration.

(That pic of small skipping people at the bottom is just lovely.)

Comment from Ruth
Time: June 22, 2011, 9:02 am

I’m glad you refuse to let it get you down! Hopefully today will be better:)

(I love the girls’ skirts!…so cute!)

Comment from DianeP
Time: June 22, 2011, 9:14 am

Life is too short to let people get in the way of your joy. You found a great way to diffuse their meanness that benefitted you – go girl… umm.. girls! Looks like your little ones joined you on the journey!

Comment from Gadget
Time: June 22, 2011, 10:52 am

I’m glad you refuse to let it get you down! Hopefully today will be better:)

(I love the girls’ skirts!…so cute!)

Comment from Gadget
Time: June 22, 2011, 10:55 am

Life is too short to let people get in the way of your joy. You found a great way to diffuse their meanness that benefitted you – go girl… umm.. girls!

Comment from JenF
Time: June 22, 2011, 9:42 pm

I received my print copy of Issue 3 today in the mail – Jennifer. Always such fun getting something nice in the mail! I just had a quick look through it (when I should be working!) and thought it looked fantastic. Well done – it must be a huge amount of work but the design and the articles are just beautiful. Well worth your efforts! I’m looking forward to reading the articles tonight – lots of interesting people in there: the Jam lady looks good as does Mark the Fabric Designer! I thought it looked so good I’ve just ordered a copy for my Mum – I’m sure she’ll love it too! She’s into birds as a design concept at the moment so I’m sure she’ll love the little birdy image to stitch.

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