Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's My Party

Well, today is my 27th birthday and I've gotta say it started out a little rough. Last night was one of those nights were no matter what I did or how hard I tried, sleep would not come to me. Warm milk? Tried it. Reading? Been there. Staring at the ceiling, counting those tiny little dots? Some nights, sleep just ain't gonna happen.

I woke up this morning to some very dreary weather with the possibilities of flooding and tornadoes! Combine that and my lack of sleep and you've got a very grouchy Emma.

You know what though? The following quote flashed through my mind (sorry I can't attribute it someone but I don't know who said it originally):

"Your attitude decides whether you are happy or not. You can change your attitude."

There are days when I wake up and suddenly decide I'm grumpy for the silliest reasons such as stubbing my toe or getting stuck at a red light. How absurd! There are so many horrendous things occurring around the globe every day - why should I add to the unhappiness?

Today, on my 27th birthday, I pledge to put more of a focus on how I can change my attitude to make a positive contribution to the world around me...one smile at a time.

Note: A cupcake from Crave Cupcakes helped with my sudden epiphany.

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