Monday, 12 July 2010


I've made a decision.

I am going to be joyful.

Yes, the kids at my current school can be obnoxious nightmares, but there are some lovely ones tucked away in there too that I mustn't overlook. In addition to that, one 12-year-old child told me I had "just got them on my side", and another insecure 15-year-old asked me to "do her a favour and not leave". In addition to THAT, I am going to a new school, where new relationships can be formed, new minds can be moulded and more fairy dust sprinkled.

Yes, I bear a massive grudge against my naked left hand, but I am going to be a bridesmaid for one of my best friends this summer, and she is so immensely happy and excited that I can't help but get caught up in it. In addition to that, there is actually hope for the future, and I am starting a new life pretty soon, in which there may well be ample opportunity for meeting people. In addition to THAT, I have learnt to live self-sufficiently (which actually is not wholly a good thing, but there must be something positive in it, so I'll count it as a good thing...)

Yes, I may have failed my driving test more times than I would like to admit, but through it I have learnt humility and perseverance and all the hard things. In addition to that, I might have a house for September (whoop!) which is within walkable distance from school if necessary, so has taken the pressure off passing the next time. In addition to THAT, it is in the area I have been learning to drive already, so to carry on learning there would not be too difficult. (It also has space for parking, if ever I do pass... see, I am learning optimism)

So you see, I am taking the Pollyanna outlook on life from now on, and choosing to find things to be glad about.

Right now, I am glad that it is the end of the day, because I get to go to sleep. Hurray!

1 comment:

  1. Elle Belle, I am so incredibly glad you've joined the world of bloginess becuse now I will know all about your life the way you know all about mine without feeling rubbish that I barely speak to you. Pollyanna has the best approach to life and gladness is what I practise (in my head, sometimes). And self suffciency is most definitely a very positive thing to have. Love ya xxxxxxxxx