Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hold the Sugar Coating, Please

It's been ages since I've written, I know...Truth is, things have been hard lately, and I was trying to live by that trusty old proverb, "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all."  So I didn't.

I definitely get the whole idea behind positive thinking, and I definitely agree with it.  BUT, sometimes I feel like I'm not allowed to be real with myself or feel things genuinely if I'm forcing myself to always be positive about everything.  There are legitimately things in life that aren't great.  There are tough times.  It may not be uplifting to admit that I'm struggling, but plastering on a fake smile and spouting insincere positivity certainly isn't helping, either. 

Things will get better, as they always do.  And they really could be worse!  We have our health, and we have a home.  I know that we are blessed.

Prayers for blessings on all of you this Christmas season!


  1. Angela, thank you for writing this and being so honest, as I definitely can relate to the way you feel.
    It is true, sometimes life is simply tough.
    I am sorry you are not doing well.
    Where do do guys live now?
    We miss you guys at St.Paul's.

  2. We are in Petoskey now. We miss you all too, and were supposed to visit last week, but it ended up falling through. Thanks for the long-distance emotional support! :)

  3. I actually did not get your message until just a few days ago. It's because I forget about my cell phone all the time and forget to check messages. It drives Brad crazy. :)
    Maybe soon you can come visit?!