After much deliberation this morning, I opted for church over running. I could have done both, but I'm kind of a prude and I don't like the 9:30 service - I love the 8am service. And I could have gone running after church...still could in fact, but my back twisted funny and I'm a little worried about that.
But church was good. Lon talked about snakes and negativity today. I realized that the past week I have been really negative. My life has felt like it has sucked, work is intense and insane, but a lot of it is my own fault. I should have completed the big project months ago, but I just didn't want to. And now I have tomorrow to finish...tomorrow and only tomorrow (unless I go in today).
Lon's sermon, though, reminded me of Say Anything when Lloyd says to Constance, "Geez! Why can't you just be happy? How hard is it to just decide to be happy and be it?" "Gee...it's easy," she says.
Truth be told, it is easy. Anyone can be happy. Sure things will get you down, but if you follow Lloyd's advice or maybe even Art Garfunkel, "always look on the bright side of life," things can be great.
I've forgotten that. I let myself be sucked into the intensity and negativity of preparing for this inspection, instead of keeping my head up and above water and keeping a smile on my face. I need to do that - not just for my job, but for my health. Happiness is key. And I can be happy, there's no reason not to be. Truly, life is good.