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!


What I did this week!

Other than the fact that I think Tom Brady is hot, I have no interest in the Superbowl. I might be the only one in North America who isn’t getting ready to watch the game. I figure instead I would write about what I’ve been up to!

Last Tuesday, our sorority went bowling. I’m not sure what it is about bowling but every time I go, I have the most fun! It might have to do with my secret Grease 2 obsession.

The bowling alley we attended did not disappoint. As soon as you walked in, it felt like you were stepping back in time. Most would have called it outdated but I thought it was exactly what a bowling alley should be. I snapped some pictures of the bowling alley before putting my phone away for the night.

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We so classy drinking wine in plastic cups.

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Bowling is the perfect winter activity. You don’t need to worry about the weather and its fun for every age and skill level. I don’t know why I don’t bowl more often but we all should!

On Wednesday, I headed to Montreal for our National Sales Meetings. It was back to back meetings about our 2014 accomplishments and our objectives for 2015. The meetings were held in Old Montreal and in order to take advantage of being in Montreal, there was a Scavenger Hunt organized to get us moving. I hate winter and not very competitive but it was probably the best team builder I ever participated in. One of my team members was a sales rep from Montreal who loved history so he got excited to tell us about the building and monuments that we were trying to locate. If anyone is ever in charge of planning a company meeting, I have 2 words; Scavenger Hunt!

If the week wasn’t busy enough, I booked my first official wine course for Saturday. In theory, my flight on Friday arrived at 7 so I would have had a chance to get a good night’s sleep. That is, of course until my brother invited me over to hang out and order in Indian. Since I had no food in the house and hadn’t seen the family in a while, obviously I headed to Mississauga.

It was hard to get up on Saturday but I managed to make it on time. I spent 8 hours learning how to properly taste and smell wine. As tired as I was, I loved the course. Our very smart teacher taught us that the best way to learn about wine is to continue tasting as many wines as I can. This is homework I plan on doing and excelling in!

Well it’s Sunday now and my plans today involve doing nothing. I found this on Facebook and thought it was the best way to wrap up the week or start the new week; however you look at it, hope you have a #justbe Sunday.

Just be