Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Are You Ever Disappointed?

Are You Ever Disappointed?

Are you ever disappointed? What brings you down? If you’re a stay-at-home mom is it too much bickering or crying children? If you’re a mom who also works outside the home does your disappointment come from never having any time for you? If you’re a guy and work more hours than the money compensates you for, does that bring you disappointment you can’t shake? Are you disappointed if you’re a single looking vainly for your soul mate? If you’re a writer do those rejection letters get your down? Some of us could probably say “Of ccurse” to all those situations.

The list could go on and on. And there are no easy answers to relieve disappointment. Having hope may not work miracles but it sure won’t hurt and usually improves our attitude; and that’s not a bad thing when you’re in a slump. When you’re in the doldrums try to turn your frowns upside down into smiles and hold on to a little hope that things might get better.  

  • “If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side.” –Author Unknown
Speaking of disappointment, there were a few (no, several) times I almost gave up on doing a blog. You might ask, “Then why are you doing one?” I’m a writer. Those in-the-know in the writing industry say writers should have a blog through which they can interact/converse with their readers. Many times in the last week I’d actually just lean my forehead against my desk top and wonder what in the world I was doing. No, I didn’t bang my head, but I was tempted. My first blog post was surely not too big of a disaster and improvement will come with each succeeding one.

If I’ve set this up correctly, at the end of each blog post you will have an opportunity to leave a comment by clicking the word “comment.” I’ll read them all and respond when appropriate. Oh, but please be kind in your comments, especially here at first when I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing...only kidding. I know I’ll make mistakes and the best thing I can do about them is to smile, release them, and try to do better.

And by the way, the girl in the photo on the left standing on the beach is me. No, no, that’s not really me. Just wishing it was me there on the beach soaking in the beauty.

  • How do you look on the bright side of things when things aren't going your way?

Till  next time … keep on smiling.

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