Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday - another fresh start !

It's Monday and the dawning of a new week. (Okay, I admit dawn was about 18 hours ago.) In any case, it's again time for a fresh start.

Last week was a busy one and there were a few big issues to be dealt with in my life, but, I survived in a fairly undamaged state. All is not resolved but I have wrapped my mind around those issues and have begun to accept them. I keep reminding myself to be "flexible."

In addition to the flexibility I discussed earlier in the week, I'm also playing around with a new concept - "aggressive happiness." I discovered the term in a light hearted novel I'm reading (The Devil in the Junior League by Linda Francis Lee). One of the more intriguing characters claims to live his life with "aggressive happiness" as his lifestyle. That stuck in my mind and I began rolling it around in my head, trying to define exactly what I think aggressive happiness really would be and how it could apply to my life. It's a thought in progress at the moment. I'll keep you posted as it develops.
Incidentally, the book makes for a great summer read. It's a fun, bouncy and hysterical tale, told through short to-the-point chapters about the shallow, appearance is everything, lifestyle of a "perfect" socialite in a cute little fictional town on the outskirts of San Antonio. She sees herself as the essence of propriety and the backbone of the prestigious Junior League. Her world is flipped upside down by a cheating husband and the unthinkable "improper" feelings and urges she finds within herself when she meets a new acquaintance from the wrong side of town. Check it out - The Devil in the Junior League by Linda Francis Lee.

I did actually get some painting done today (between chapters) and I hope to show you some new merchandise later in the week.

Well, that's all for tonight. I'm off to pursue some aggressive happiness by trying to finish the book before bed!


Expressions By Devin said...

I am going to have have to read that book this summer. i always love finding new books for summer reading. You have a great blog!!!

readingsully2 said...

Looks like a fun read.

The Retired One said...

I love the concept of aggressive happiness...or even assertive happiness!