Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Big Picture

After receiving crushing news last night (that I'm not ready to talk about), I had to sit down and try to think of all the positive things in my life. 
The most important in my eyes...I have a mother who will always love me and think that I can do anything I set my mind to. I have a job (even though I'm not 100% in love with it) which allows me to pay my bills. I have family (I don't get to see them that often) but at least I have them in times of need. I have a great friend (who will listen to me sob into the phone for an hour) and a really important one, I was blessed with another day on this great earth.

In other news I am counting down the days until Labor Day weekend. My vacation to Gaitlinburg. It can't get here fast enough. No joke! Seriously, counting down the days. I'm ready to eat salt water taffy, walk the streets of gaitlinburg while shopping and see some funny shows. I need some comedy in my life. 

Don't forget about my give away...if you haven't entered yet you have until the weekend. 

42 comments:

The Mrs. said...

hang in there whatever the news might be. your list of positives sounds good to me! : )

inkOBSESSIONdesigns said...

I'm sorry to hear you received bad news and think it is great that you were able to look at some of the positives in your life. Hang in there!

Carrie said...

Whatever it is, I'm sure things will be okay. Keep that chin up and stay focused on that great list of positives! And have fun on vacation! I just came home from Gatlinburg a couple weeks ago. ;)

Miss HoneyDew said...

Keep your head up sweetie, know that God never gives you more than you can handle. Hang in there.
xoxo

High Heels & Combat Boots said...

Keep that chin up, Jenn. You'll be ok!

lola said...

I hope you're ok! I'll be thinking of you. xo

AmberDenae said...

So glad you are able to see the good through the bad. It's hard to do that sometimes. I hope things start looking better for you, dear. Good luck. Gatlinburg will be so much fun! :)

2003beachbunch said...

praying for you in whatever your bad news may be! hope it gets better!

J.L.S. said...

Hang in there hun! I hope things start looking up! Just keep focusing on the positives. I agree, that first week of September just cannot get here fast enough. I'm soooo ready to be back in the southeast!

Jon and Steph said...

Sorry about your bad news! But you are so right, you are very blessed with the wonderful things you do have.

Your trip to Gatlinburg is going to be awesome! That is definitely something to look forward to ;)

Jenn said...

Well, that stinks (whatever it is). I'm glad you have perspective to see what's good in your life!

Bridget said...

A positive attitude is always a good thing to have and you have it girl! Its refreshing.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

:(

we all here if you need support and love! :)

bss said...

i hope you're doing okay.... :o)

Running In Stilettos said...

Hang in there and enjoy your vacay to Gatlinburg...I love that place!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Its pretty easy to read between the lines...
From all bad comes good.. always remember that

sfpm said...

Sending *HUGS* and best wishes!!!

sarah said...

Hang in there! Things will turn around!

indiana.girl said...

So sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. This has been a long year. I think it's great you're able to focus on the positives, that takes a lot of strength.

Katie said...

Way to spin around the bad into something good, I know it's hard, but keeping a positive attitude will def. get you through whatever it is that has you down.

<3

JenellyBean said...

Hugs & Kisses!

Hang in there.

SS said...

I'm glad you do have all those blessing to hold on to in a time when it sounds like you really need it. I hope all turns out OK.

BakerGirl said...

Keep you chin up and remember those positives anytime you feel down!

I'm sorry things haven't been fun and easy lately...I hope things start turning around for you.

Allison said...

I'm sorry you got bad news, but that is a good list of positives. Keep thinking about those and about your vacation. It sounds awesome.

Cookie Crums said...

Just sending you a .....

**HUG**

A vacation right about now sounds pretty good to me!! Gatlinburg will be a blast. :)

Annie said...

good for you staying positive! you are a strong girl, hang in there sweets...xo

Brittany said...

Hang tough girl!

jenn said...

despite the upsetting news you received i'm glad you were able to turn it around and see the positive things in your life!!

gatlinburg is so much fun -- enjoy!!

i am here if you need anything!

Ashley said...

I'm sorry for your crushing news. At least you're trying to see the positive in everything. :)

SinGal said...

I'm so sorry! Hang in there, it always is the worse right afterwards! Keep your head up!

rena said...

sorry to hear about your bad news, but it's good you are trying to think positively! :)

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

I'm sorry about whatever it is that is crushing news. I hope you get through it. You also missed us of your positives...that you can come on here and talk to us :)

xxx

Mrs R said...

Its good to see that you are finding the positives even when something bad happens. Keep you chin up and don't forget the good things you have. :)

Ashley said...

I hope everything is okay. I am thinking about you!! I am looking forward to my Labor Day weekend trip also! Getaways are always good for the soul!!

Shoshanah said...

Keep your head up, you'll make it through! And sooner than you think you'll be in Tennessee!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

I think its amazing that you are able to take a crushing moment in your life, set it aside and think on the positive. Not many choose to do that...Your such an amazing woman Jennifer! Go have fun in Gatlinburg and eat some taffy for the both of us:p

Young Mom/Wife said...

I've got you in my prayers. I am so glad you listed all the positive things happening right now, even though life seems to have thrown you a bit of a curve ball. Hang in there.

Troy and Rachel said...

I have no idea what happened but I hope it's t least getting better! Hang in there, especially if it's regarding a deployed boy.

MG said...

I'm sorry to hear things are not the best right now. My father always says that nothing is as good or bad as it first appears. Hopefully that will be true for you.

In this wonderful life... said...

deep breaths, pretty girl! just keep thinking about that vacation and the good things in life :)

GUAMtastic said...

Hang in there babe!!!

Army Duck said...

Hope everything is ok hun