Last week I was having lunch with Amybow and Boss Lady and I could tell Amybow was getting depressed listening to us. Boss Lady and I were on a rant and dwelling on the negative. It didn't matter if it was work, home, family, friends, movies, or books...all of our stories started ok, but ended really badly. Amybow is much more of an optimist. And also - she has an incredible (almost pathological) empathy that can really get her down.
So she broke our mold and began telling funny stories about her girls. And it was a lovely break.
I have to admit, sometimes I scan the blogs I follow and find it all so very depressing. Complaints, illness, death, sorrow, joblessness, loneliness...it's all sometimes overwhelming. It's like watching the evening news - especially here in the NY metro area - where if we're lucky there is a 30 second good news spot in between the murder and mayhem.
Yesterday's post was a case in point. Although I think it is some of my better writing, it's not cheerful...not even at the end, when I consciously tried to spin it positive.
I am a glass half empty person. I admit it. And 3 days of dreary rain can also add to that feeling. So today, I vow to write something funny. It's going to take some effort. Imagine Pooh Bear and his "think, think, think" scene. But I'll find it. Stay tuned.