Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Quote

I have always loved qoutes by Neal A. Maxwell, and came across this one the other day...
"Ultimate hope and daily grumpiness are not reconcilable."
This is something I can really apply to my life! Maybe it's the pregnancy or just a bad attitude, but I feel pretty grumpy lately. I guess I need to increase my hope so there won't be room for a negative attitude. I really admire people who seem cheerful all the time (or, on a bad day, I want to smack them). Are they born with this ability, or is it learned? I do know that we can change and improve, so my goal is to be more "chipper"!

8 comments:

RhondaLue said...

Em...sorry you've been feeling grumpy lately. Here's my take on it: Some are born that way, some only go out when they are feeling "chipper", and then there are some fakes out there. We all have down days but we get past them. Hope your week get better quick!

Dick&Erica said...

You can always do what Richard does to me when I'm grumpy in the morning...he tries to make me say "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". I never say it, but it puts him in a good mood. He's a pretty naturally chipper person.

RhondaLue said...

p.s. Dont forget that NOBODY is positive at all times-if they tell ya that then they are liars.

And I bet most of the grump is from pregnancy hormones anyhow.

Kambria Smith said...

awesome! I have recently been so inspired

Melinda said...

Must be the pregnancy because you are not a griper or whiner like some folks I know. I know Ray will be mad for me saying this but it is okay for you to be grumpy. You are pregnant in the Az summer thats all the excuse you need! Have a good weekend!!

Julia said...

Hang in there Em! It's almost over and your new bundle of joy will be the pay off! Don't worry about being grumpy - life sometimes gets the worst of us. Pick yourself up with a quick reminder of how much your are loved and needed. Add some chocolate, music, brief inexpensive shopping, or whatever helps you calm down and regroup. My mom gave me some pause one day when I was complaining about going to church at our new time: 3:00pm. What could be worse for a family than 3 pm church!? She simply said, "It's not, like, crossing the plains hard!" I never uttered another word about it. Sure it's tough but it's only for a moment and, really, was I going to not go to church becuase of the time change? I managed. Thank goodness some wards were combined and within a few months we were back to our 11:00am slot!
Hope you feel better!

vinyl dreams said...

This is so what I needed this week. I've been praying lately for the strength to choose to be happy throughout the day rather than just the strength to make it through the day. I have the same issues & I love how no one ever talks about the grumpiness in life on their blogs. Only the happiness. I know I'm not the only stressball out their!!

ajwhet10 said...

You have lots of comments here because this resonates so much with everyone - - Ye Olde Ongoing Battle! Thanks for being brave enough to bring it up, although it's hard to imagine you being grumpy. On the up side, pregnancy is temporary. Some of us grumps have no deliverance forthcoming. (Pun intended.) Thanks, Julie, for saying that I eased your grumps once. What I remember from my mom is her quoting what one woman wanted on her tombstone: "Say she was happy. Say she knew it." Yes. I know I am, but I forget. ;)