It’s Monday

This post is dedicated to my little brother, the one who last weekend hollered out “Hey MarBair, what happened to your blog? hahaha”.  He has this chuckle that he does when he finds himself funny.  It’s so annoying but highly effective at driving me crazy, which makes him chuckle even more! The truth is, poking fun at my lack of posts made me realize that I still dream of being a blogger and the only way to become one is to write. So that’s what I’m going to do. Thanks little bro for the nudge.

So what to write about… I know, why don’t I tell you what’s been bugging me lately – miserable people. Those people that choose to ALWAYS find something to complain about. There are 2 people that I currently work with that are NEVER happy, no matter what. They are healthy, employed, they are fed cause I see them eating lunch, they don’t have any holes in their clothes or shoes and they talk about their family and friends so they ain’t lonely but yet life seems to have dealt them the worst cards.  It really grinds my gears when people are miserable for no reason other than life has been way to good to them. And I say life is good because if you’ve been through hardships, you won’t spend time complaining that they moved to photocopier/printer down the hall. I’m not kidding, that was one of the complaints.

I no longer have any patience for people that complain and enjoy being miserable. My father lost his corporate job when I was 16. He moved us to another city and got a job as a custodian to make ends meet. Years later he had a heart attack and had triple bypass surgery. Then he was diagnosed with cancer and glaucoma. We spent 9 weeks in ICU wondering if he would pull through. He did but he went blind. No, he sees nothing, no shadows, no light, all dark. You know who isn’t miserable; my dad!  You know who would be more than thrilled to be able to walk down the hall to pick up a photocopy; my dad! People seem to forget what that a privilege that can be.

Misery may love company but I have decided that I no longer need to keep miserable people in my company. You are entitled a bad day, I’ll give you that but I won’t lead a sympathetic ear to people who always see the glass half empty. Fun and happy are contagious, I swear to you that if you look for the good in every hard, bad situation, eventually, you won’t need to try so hard to look for it. Life will always be overflowing with good things. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not Suzy Sunshine, I am capable of getting angry, frustrated, overwhelmed and cranky but when I find myself feeling these emotions, I try harder to be grateful. Every day that I wake up healthy, with food in my fridge, clothes in my closet and the ability to walk to the photocopier, I choose to see that as a good day.

It’s Monday – but it doesn’t need to be miserable!

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2016 Intentions

Happy New Year!! It’s that time of the year again, when you start eating clean, exercising and making  lists of the hobbies you intend on taking up.

As you can guess, my intention this year is to start blogging again. Let me rephrase that, my resolution AGAIN is to start blogging again. My dream of becoming a blogger just won’t fade.  Which lead me to remember that I created a bucket list last summer and I never checked in on how I was doing so what better timing than the start of the new year to re-visit my bucket list!

  1. Get engaged to… Leonardo Dicaprio, Sam Hunt or Jared Leto. It was just announced that Leo is single again so if I could find a way to meet him, I could be engaged sooner than later. It could happen.
  2. Grow my Stella & Dot business. I didn’t hit my goal this year but my little piece of the Stella & Dot business is still active. Looking for a little sparkle, check out my site: stelladot.com/marlenebairos
  3. Sew something wearable. This one I managed to do!! Well, sort of! Instead of sewing myself something wearable, I sewed my nephew an infinity scarf bib. I need to make a few adjustments to the size so I will be sewing him another one in the next few weeks. I’ll take pictures.
  4. Go on a Mission Trip. Done! I have pictures that I want to share so I’ll update this bucket list item to: write a post about my Mission Trip.
  5. Read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Ummm… I haven’t even bought the book. Maybe I’ll order it from the library though my Kobo, ok, just added that to the list of things to do this week.
  6. Blog about girl power. How about changing this to Blog. Just blog period.
  7. Put together a 1000 piece puzzle, instead of binge watching a series. I bought a puzzle, I worked on it for half an hour, got bored and then never went back to it. It’s a Christmas themed one and I packed it away with all the decorations. I will try again next year. On a good note, I did lots of puzzles with my niece and I didn’t binge watch any T.V.
  8. Make all the recipes in the Oh She Glows cookbook. I keep repeating the same ones that I love but in 2016, I will conquer the rest.
  9. Donate Blood. I forgot this was on here but something I still intend on doing.
  10. Visit a farm sanctuary. Now that I have a car, this will be easier to accomplish!
  11. Master the freestanding handstand. Haha… I just tried it and I still haven’t mastered it.

What intentions have you made this year? Share here and let’s keep each other accountable!