Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Disappointments

Well those of you who read my blog know I've been working very "persistently" as my husband describes it on his biography. Hoping to have it printed out and ready to send to family before Christmas, today I got an email from UPS saying they have been so busy with packages that they won't get around to printing my books until Dec 29th. Grr! That's was a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT for me but I've decided to let it go and focus on other things. It will be a NEW YEAR'S GIFT instead. We've already sent money to family for them to pick out their own Christmas gifts-that saves them being disappointed by whatever we had selected.

It seems to me that part of the HOLIDAY BLUES that many experience this time of year is because of disappointments. That's an interesting word dis-appointments or expectations not met. Seems life is full of them but something else always comes along to amuse, frustrate or challenge us instead of what we are expecting. True to my MOTTO-act don't react I'm trying to focus on other things that are in my control and projects not yet completed like organizing all the Floyd photos to upload online and label so others in the family can see and enjoy them. I'm in the process of trying to SIMPLIFY my life with less things to do. Easier said than done.

8 comments:

Jean said...

I have big plans in 2010 for simplifying my life by getting rid of so much stuff that I don't need. I want to clean out closets like a mad woman.

I hope I don't disappoint myself in this noble goal!

Cheryl said...

What a great idea to do your books for New Year's, a fresh and exciting way to start it off. Thats the spirit! My biggest concern at this moment is getting all of Ashton's stuff out of the living room and into her room soon and then cleaning out my son's old bedroom and then mine! Its amazing how much clutter ways on me when I know its all just sitting there, waiting to be sorted, given away and thrown out! I always feel better after a cleaning splurge.

Mare said...

What a huge accomplishment that was...a couple of days will pass by quickly!! Happy Holidays, Lin!

Jeff said...

That's tough to have to wait, but it has been pretty crazy at work. I worked about 10 hours today because of late planes (see our latest blog post). But it's great to know it will only be a few days late. Hope your day has gone well! Thanks for sharing!

SandyCarlson said...

I love your commitment to your family. You are an inspiration. God bless.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm sorry you had to experience disappointment in the culmination of this huge project. But you're right, of course, that when things are beyond control we move on and make the best of it.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Kay said...

Good for you, Lin for focusing on the things that are in your control and letting go of the things you can't. You are a model for all of us.

ramblingwoods.com said...

That is the way to look at things.. I am sorry that it didn't get printed in the time you had wanted..