Attitude of Gratitude

As I have written before, I get this thing after major events - sort of a post-event letdown.

And I am having that in a big way right now.  My birthday and Halloween are over.  And the election... well, because of Hurricane Sandy, I don't know if there will be an election.  Well, I mean, there will be, but instead of a day... weeks?  A month?

I haven't felt very motivated - one look at my house would tell you that.  Or my Weight Watchers passbook for the last year.

I need to pull it together.

Yesterday a bunch of people on Facebook started posting things they're grateful for - one a day for the month.  I thought about posting, "I'm thankful November only has 30 days". Take that, niceniks!

Well, the fact is, I'm generally pretty happy-go-lucky and glad to be alive, alert, awake and enthusiastic.  So, as they suggest, I'm going to fake it til I make it.

And let's be honest, I still have an eye for things that are neat.

Take this for example:

Somebody left someone a rose at my office.  It was sweet.  So sweet I stopped to snap it.