mental indigestion

Awesomeness January 31, 2011

Filed under: Whee! — mel @ 10:50 pm

In a bid to surround myself with more positivity, I’ve been finding all these pockets of pick-me-ups all over the Internet. One, in particular, stands out for its simplicity.

1000 Awesome Things contains pocket-sized observations by Neil Pasricha of all the little things to be grateful for in this world. Here are some I really identify with:

Putting Potato Chips On A Sandwich

Sleeping In New Bedsheets

Using Hotel Lobby Bathrooms When You’re Out Walking Around

The Day When You First Realize You Can Drive

I also enjoyed Neil’s talk on Ted:

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A Funny E-mail January 30, 2011

Filed under: Life in general — mel @ 6:58 pm

Hi Melanie,

I’m XX. I know this seems weird but I recalled seeing you at the silent retreat. I wanted to ask how you were but it was a SILENT retreat. I remember you but I am not too sure how and why I know you. If you have the vaguest idea of what I am talking about, I guess you will reply. If not, please disregard this email and try not to think that every XX you meet is a stalker.

Thanks,
XX

 

Hitting Hard January 26, 2011

Filed under: Life in general — mel @ 12:25 pm

Typical of faulty human behaviour, there are just some things I keep making the same mistakes in e.g. turning left when I’m meant to go right, saying ‘sorry’ unnecessarily and sending out e-mails when I’m in the foulest of moods.

However, when it is a triple whammy of all of the above, something really shakes up inside, and I have to resolutely walk away from it all.

I should have gone the other way just as how my instincts and well-meaning friends were telling me to do.

I should not apologise for things I do not have any control over nor should I let other people put the blame on me for them.

I should give it two hours before sending out any kind of confrontational correspondence.

But what is done is done. And picking up the pieces bit by bit, I am in a position which I’ve never found myself in before. There is only one choice left. No need for me to hee and haw and mull over all the other possibilities.

Well at least for now. Another lesson drummed in: There will always be curveballs.

 

A Porous Life January 23, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mel @ 11:51 am

Life is porous, the whole world leaks.
There’s no such thing as a perfect seal.
It all gets out, it all gets in;
Everything leaks into every thing
So that every thing can heal.
What a terrible, sad neurosis
Is the fear of this osmosis.  – Leunig