After scarcely six hours of horrible restless sleep, I pulled myself out of bed; it was clear that I wouldn't get much more. I hopped on the computer to check the dailies: AOU, gmail, this blog, and Facebook. When I got to the last one, I was met with disheartening and depressing news: my voice class, the one I had been so ecstatically excited about was canceled. Canceled?! What? I had talked about how excited I was to improve my voice and work hard, not to mention getting to see my teacher from last semester and a few of my friends.
The morning moved along and I was caught in a general mood of I'm just not happy and I don't feel like being happy, so I'll just be melancholy. And when this happens, you generally start to count the number of things that make your life stink. But then I realized something! (something that I've realized many a time before and always need to remember). I have way more blessings in my life than I do problems. As I began to count them up, the truth of the matter was quite clear: the blessings outweigh the problems about a hundred to one. I had breakfast this morning, I've got clothes on my back, I didn't get sick from the water I've been drinking, I have a sturdy house and a roof over my head... and the list goes on. How can I complain when I have so many things to be thankful for?
It is so easy to be caught up in what we don't have rather than remembering what we do have. Most of the world doesn't live like we do. Every day almost 16,000 children die of hunger, so what right do we have to complain about such comparatively silly things? Just a little food for thought. [also, if it sounds like I'm guilting and judging people, that's not what I'm doing. This is just as much for me as it is for you. And actually, this isn't where I was planning to go with this post, but that's what almost always inevitably happens. :)]
Well, here's a little bit of lovely for you...
|Yesterday's dilapidated omelette...|
|I didn't draw this, but I colored it today! Via Pinterest (originally via weheartit.)|
The rest of the day was filled with pinterest-ing, sketching, listening to the Hunger Games with my momma, a beautiful, brisk, evening walk with my P-dog, brainstorming for the photo shoot, randomly playing 2 minute segments of my piano piece, and playing a game in the bathroom: act like some fictional character and make crazy facial expressions. :) I'm trying to work on acting and doing roles that really stretch me (which actually end up being the ones I don't expect). You really didn't need to know the entire agenda of my day, but now you do. I hope you don't mind. :)
Have a lovely day!!
Love and a hug,
The Rooftop Girl
[ p.s. I posted at AOU today! Check it out if you'd like: here! ]
[ p.p.s. yesterday I went to see "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dream coat" and it was really fun! I'm going again tomorrow with my pals from Seussical :D ]