Pollyanna Rules

Silver line in the cloud, there surely is no hurry, but would you mind showing up?!


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Sometimes we get so used to things that we start taking them for granted, until they’re gone. Yes, like nonstop electricity or water, exactly.

Sometimes it’s not something as necessary as water, not even quite necessary as clothing, or somewhat necessary like a car.

Sometimes I realise I am not grateful enough for the opportunities that the Internet offers.

I wouldn’t be writing this blog.
Not that it’s a life-saving kind of blog, but it’s a useful reminder that I always have something to be grateful for.

I wouldn’t be constantly in touch with friends and family that are thousands of miles away, most of the times.
Sure, we might do with a break, but we would be missing so much on each other’s life that we would either become estranged or talk for days on end at the first opportunity.
And those who know me know that I can, literally.

And I wouldn’t have the possibility to learn so many new things every day. No, I’m not talking about Wikipedia. Well, not only.
I have been attending Coursera courses for some time now, and I keep being amazed at how lucky I am to have a chance to study, with people from all over the world, courses taught on the other side of the ocean, for free, from my desk.
How terrific is that.

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things to be grateful for – day five (and no typos)

No intended ones, anyway.

Funny things you see in this city: cactus listening to lovely music.
Grateful for a heartfelt laugh, last night 🙂

listening to lovely music


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When the sun is always shining

It gets hard to find the silver lining.
No, I won’t start writing in rhymes (even though…), but the thought arrived in this exact form, and it seemed a shame to change it.

I have been really neglecting this blog, these last months.
Tough decisions tend to drain energy and hope, although they were probably good ones. Maybe they were not, and there are days I can’t help thinking that I’ve made a big, terrible mistake. Still, deep inside I know that I had to move on from a relationship that had become a cage.
I had to survive, somehow.

So here we go again.
I will have to give myself a task, a daily one, and try and stick to it. I’ve been through worse times, much worse times, I can’t let myself slip away for this. I need something to hold on to.

New project is: find something to be grateful for every day. Celebrate the little things. Friends, trips, books, a song, a smile from a stranger (hopefully I won’t stumble into stalkers 😂), a walk, a remainder of lives lost in an abandoned building…
No matter how much I sometimes enjoy drowning in self pity, I know that I have been blessed in many, many ways. I probably take it all for granted, and even the smallest disappointment seems a tragedy, and it’s time – again – to put things into perspective.
Let’s see how it goes.

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“An Ode To Sleep Deprived Parents – O You Terror” on YouTube

I’ve been laughing for the last two days, before actually daring to share this with my sister.
She hasn’t spoken to me since.

An Ode To Sleep Deprived Parents – O You Terror: http://youtu.be/8uiTtt8JFZo


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Apocalyptic Pollyanna

So,
I have been struggling in the last few weeks to find something funny to talk about, or find the funny part in whatever was going on around me.
Truth is, there are times that no matter how hard you try to pick yourself up, you simply can’t. And you have no other option but to live with it. And hope for a better day, tomorrow.

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I moved in – work-wise – with demigod. The first week was a nightmare. The second was worse.
Having to go to his office ten times a day and answering his five daily calls and twenty e-mails was exhausting, but being three metres away, oh dear!, he sings and whistles and asks for anything any second, no way to concentrate on whatever it is you are doing. Trying to do, more like.
Then, well, I could not just feel miserable, and tried to find the good side in this…whatchamacallit.
I arrive hours before he does, and now that he knows it, he no longer frowns when I try to leave early.
And he makes me coffee.
And brought me a Christmas present.
And for the first time in my life I can take the week off.
And from my new window I SEE THE SKY!

So basically the Apocalypse was a nice improvement in my life.

...and then one starts to see the beautiful things again

…and then one starts to see the beautiful things again