Sometimes I feel like I am missing out. I hear that so-and-so is doing this and another is person is doing that and then start to feel like I am missing out on something. I know I can't do everything – there simply is not enough time in the day or money in my bank! That doesn't stop me from wishing I was a part of this, that, or the other. But you know what?
I am not missing out. I've got my own things going on, my own things to appreciate, my own family to take up excessive amounts of time! LOL Sometimes I get so caught up in all the hub-bub–oh, I wish I could go to that crop but I don't have the time, I wish I could be on that Design Team with those people who are my friends but I just didn't make it, I wish I wish I wish… It is so easy to just get down and down and stew in the middle of yuck-ville. I've been reading alot lately in some of the groups I am in online about how people are depressed. It is a real downer. Maybe it is something about summer, I dunno…it is just sad to think so many people are struggling with just being content with what we have, not what we don't have.
I am a busy body. I need to do stuff all the time. So the minute I start lamenting about what someone else is doing, not only am I NOT doing what they are doing, I'm not doing anything productive PERIOD!
This week I had two big instances where I felt like I was missing out on something I saw someone else doing. So you know what I did? We rearranged my scrap room and added some new tables and wall display items (we're still working on it). I started unpacking more boxes and cleaning my house–that can always use some work! And then I got myself set up on our Wii Fit so we could start to get in shape. I logged in 14 mins today! Not bad for not having exercised for close to 5 years… Then I decided to enter the Memory Makers Masters contest. Put that energy to work and DO something!! I did two LOs tonight, only two more to go and the inspiration page…woohoo!! And my Girl Scout community service project is in serious need of attention–we need to collect ALOT more cans than we have for local food banks. I don't even remember what I thought I was missing anymore…
So there you have it–Jennifer's wisdom for the week! I crack myself up…a sure sign I need to get to bed! LOL