I was reading Lisa Warren's and Kristy Kiernan's blogs about good things, and Lisa put her's into threes. I will admit to having a moment of just sadness that I've not had three really fabulous things recently. I fell into a funk about my writing career, my teaching life, the fact that my son wants to purchase a rifle. I started thinking about how old I look in the photo that Huntington so nicely posted. I began to daydream about plastic surgery. I began to contemplate how soon my time on earth would be over, and I worried that all the good things weren't going to have time to happen.
Basically, I fell briefly into "What about me-ness", a habit I find disgusting in myself and pitiable in others. But it's a strong current, this what about me-ness. It plays, yes, to blues, and it's about what I don't have and what I need, and on and on. Please, hit me on the head with a frying pan.
I don't mean to take away anything from Lisa or Kristy. Not at all. If I were more psychologically evolved, I would be bowing in their directions (I am, actually) and clapping (okay, I'm clapping too, now. But it took me a second to get there). I merely want to present my own "it's all about me-ness" to you, and then, if you happened to feel envy or irritation or fear when reading their blogs, a quick way of solving the minor psychological crisis.
So here it is, the way to get real and reframe: Three good things that happened to me today:
1. My plane landed beautifully and early.
2. My friend Elizabeth picked us up at the airport and was there when we walked out to the curb.
3. My plants were all still alive, despite my absence.
Good ahead. Let me know, even if the things are truly out of the ball park.
Causes Jessica Inclán Supports
Women for Women International Goodwill Industries Lindsey Wildlife Museum Freecycle.org