It’s so easy to get caught up in negativity.
Heavy traffic on our way to the office can have us cursing and bemoaning this stupid city we live in.
A snafu at work can unleash a slew of curses, driving us to the point of wanting/threatening to resign (like it’s just that easy).
Spotty cellphone reception and shitty data services can have us berating powerless individuals just trying to do their jobs.
I’m not saying we should trivialize our problems or our experiences but most of the time, we tend to forget how good our lives actually are. I’m very guilty of this and I’m trying to change that.
Every Tuesday, I’ll be listing down three things I am thankful for, as a reminder that “hey, things aren’t so bad.”
This week, I am thankful for:
1. My body. I gained a lot of weight in the last few years and I’ve had people on the internet (haha) try and make me feel bad for it. Fortunately, I’ve come to accept and love my body— fat rolls, lumps, and soft fleshy bits.
My boyfriend, Joey, is a very funny guy. His sense of humor perfectly matches mine (juvenile and dumb) and I thank my
lucky stars sparkling personality I’ve snagged myself a dude who’s just as privately silly and goofy as I am.
He also says the most ridiculous things and I regret not jotting them down earlier (he’s been keeping track of the stupid shit I say on a note titled ~Helga’s Concepts~ on his phone long before we started dating).
Here are some that I’ve previously posted on Facebook:
In bed, a few minutes after waking up.
Joey: If you put a cat na mataba yung mukha na masungit beside a normal cat like Freakie, what will Freakie do?
Me: It depends on the cat’s personality? Freakie is mataray so she probably won’t like it.
Joey: Pero she’ll know that it’s still a cat?
Joey: Hindi niya iisipin na ibang animal?
Finding inspiration, holding on to the things that inspire me.
I recently decided to clean up my Instagram account. From over 2500 photos spanning more than 3 years, I am down to 890. Deleting most of those photos was surprisingly easy, considering a good chunk were (mirror selfies) taken with an iPhone 3G run through ugly filters (Earlybird, Nashville, Brannan etc anyone?). How embarrassing.
I had a relaxing and quiet weekend. I skipped out on Fete de la Musique in favor of sleep and rest and to fully recover from my neck muscle spasm (it still hurts a little, though).