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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Do Not Let the Bitterness Steal Your Sweetness

Be Soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut

I knew when I read this on Never Say Never Blog's  Facebook Page, that it would inspire a blog post. I've been thinking about it for a few days, the words rolling around in my thoughts. Bitterness is a dear friend of mine, even when I say it's not. I claim that things don't bother me, but in reality, they do. Some, even a few years later, for logical yet still DUMB reasons. I can say that in instances lately, bitterness certainly has stolen my sweetness. Time for a change!

I have the ability to fix what makes me unhappy, and that's exactly what I'm going to do. I KNOW I feel better when I work out. I KNOW working out takes out the days frustrations. I KNOW I sleep better after a good hard lifting session. So if I KNOW all these things, WTF is stopping me? Oh right. Me. I'm the one in my own freaking way. So how am I going to do that? Accountability. Gym. Pool. Gym. Pool. Food Diary. Gym. And somewhere in there, continue to put ME first. I sort of suck at that a lot.

In the midst of writing this, a friend called me unexpectedly. We'd been texting last night and I mentioned it's been a long couple of weeks between being in my own little funk, tweaking my back, work being pretty demanding and busy, and last of all, walking away from the friendship. He had, as always, great words of wisdom on most of the topics, but left alone the friendship. His call today was to tell me he was thinking about me, that he's cheering me out of my funk, and oh that friendship? "Fuck it, if it's not two way, it's no way". Wise words.

So... here's to Me and finding my sweetness.


  1. Yes!! It is so easy to get stuck in a 'woe is me' rut. Choosing to be positive isn't always the easiest choice, and I've struggled with it a lot. Last night your thought was proved right, I felt so much better after a workout! Always do!

    Time to kick our butts into gear!! xoxo

  2. Saw a sign the other day in a store. So simple, yet so deep. Loved it. It read, "Choose Joy!"