So, you know those cute little sayings some people have for every situation?
If you’ve ever been to college and lived in a dorm room, you probably had one roommate who collected posters with sunny quotes and positive slogans that made you want to rip them off the walls and paper their larynx with them. Of course you would never have done that because a moment of patience in a moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.
When you complain that your kid threw up in the car, your washing machine is broke, and your carpet cleaner is out of soap, they say count your blessings, name them one by one and you count to ten, hoping they’ll disappear before you open your eyes again.
When you’re blue they say turn that frown upside down and then you turn on some jazz and tune them out.
When you’re lifting that bench press and ready to cave they say it’s not over till the fat lady sings and you drop it on their foot and they scream bloody soprano.
Another one I read today was, We can’t direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. Where do people come up with these things? You just want to turn on the blow dryer to hurricane level and blow their boat right out of the bathtub.
But my least favorite… is when I’m forced by passing time to celebrate another birthday and they say you are only as old as you feel. Well, I feel stinking old! Especially after going to Perkins with my husband and mother-in-law the other day and realizing that we can all eat off the senior menu now. That’s just wrong.
Not wanting to leave you in a downer mood, here is a quote to brighten your world:
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy coffee! Have a happy caffeinated day!
Is there a slogan you love, or love to hate? Share it in the comments!
Thanks for stopping!