Life is really not a beautiful ride. Or rosy.

 

life is a beautiful ride

Hi sugar puffs

I’m struggling with this a bit at the moment.

Of course we all know life is NOT always a beautiful ride, so is it just annoying and delusional to act like it is, or is it merely focusing on the positive side of things without actually silmataneously denying that all the bad and difficult and hideous and heart wrenching times exist?

Sometimes I feel inane and flimsy going round trying to have a positive take on most things.  Surely some things simply don’t have a positive take, and it isn’t gloomy or depressing or naysaying to acknowledge that.

There are beautiful and comedic moments to be had in the darkest hours, ok, but isn’t it a bit insulting to be continuously walking round hands in pockets metaphorically whistling It’s a Wonderful Life? (although I must say I absolutely love that film!)

Ho hum pigs bum.  What’s your opinion?

Having said all that, I really like the picture in the photo above that a friend got for my birthday, and it gives me pleasure to look upon it.  I’d take lot less pleasure from it if the words said ‘Life is a fucking nightmare,’ or something like that.

Ooh that maybe the first time I’ve sworn on this blog, hope no one is offended!  I actually swear like a trooper a lot of the time, (gasp!)  although I’ve curbed that somewhat what with having a small child with big ears around the place.  (He hasn’t literally got big ears.)

I’ll save my gratitude list for my next post, which I will definitely try to squeeze in before our baby comes (in one week if she’s on time!  Wowsers!)

Oh, and I’ve got a mailing list now, so let’s be pen pals!

Hope your day goes swimmingly,

Jenny xx

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0 thoughts on “Life is really not a beautiful ride. Or rosy.

  1. gina drellack says:

    I don’t find creating rosiness and happiness insulting; I find it to be a necessary balm. Especially in the midst of life’s ickiness happening! Focusing on the positive helps me to see the shore when I am treading water in the bad, difficult, hideous, and heart wrenching times. Even if I call that life buoy annoying or delusional while struggling out there, I still grab it and hang on tight.

    It’s not one or the other, “Life is good” or “Life is crap.” And our reality is what we make it through our attitudes. Personally, I’ll take all the roses growing out of the manure that I can. Thank you for planting them, Jenny. <3

  2. gina drellack says:

    I don’t find creating rosiness and happiness insulting; I find it to be a necessary balm. Especially in the midst of life’s ickiness happening! Focusing on the positive helps me to see the shore when I am treading water in the bad, difficult, hideous, and heart wrenching times. Even if I call that life buoy annoying or delusional while struggling out there, I still grab it and hang on tight.

    It’s not one or the other, “Life is good” or “Life is crap.” And our reality is what we make it through our attitudes. Personally, I’ll take all the roses growing out of the manure that I can. Thank you for planting them, Jenny. <3

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