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