Category Archives: Pen’s Philosophy

Setting Yourself Up For Success

Hello, darlings! Are you keeping warm? This time of the year is always one of the hardest. We’re still stuck in the winter blues, but we can almost smell the warm weather and spring flowers coming. It’s tough to stay motivated and it’s even tougher to stay focused. You know what I did last weekend? I stayed inside the entire weekend! Honestly, the entire weekend. I didn’t receive any sunlight for over 48 hours.

And do you know how I felt Sunday night? Miserable. Yeah, I watched some pretty good movies on Netflix and ate an entire box of cereal, but it didn’t make me feel good about myself. Just like all of you, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish this year. There are a lot of things that I still haven’t accomplished. I know it’s hard to believe, because I am so adorable and all, but I am not perfect. We all have flaws and I let my flaws get the best of me this weekend.

You see, staying inside all weekend didn’t help me in my pursuit of happiness. Do you know how many things I could have checked off my list in those two days? I could have fixed my sink that drips constantly, I could have went out to a bar and met some new friends. I could have made my weekend mean something, but instead I wasted it all away.

I certainly hope that you didn’t make the same mistake. If you did, don’t worry about it! There is another weekend coming up and we can get back on track then. We all mess up, we all do things we shouldn’t do. However, you can’t let those things eat you up inside. It’s in the past and that’s where it should stay. Today is a brand new day and you can be successful today. You can make today count. Isn’t that just an amazing feeling? Knowing that you are in control of your life?

That’s the beauty of living in the world we live in. Yeah, some people might have some unfair advantages, but at the end of the day, you are the only one who can make your life better than it is. It’s easy to blame everyone else for your struggles. It’s hard to look in the mirror and blame yourself.

So, what am I trying to tell you? Don’t eat an entire box of cereal and then try to do 50 jumping jacks. The end result is not pretty. But seriously, the message I am trying to convey to you is that you are in control of your life.

What are YOU going to do about it? Are you going to set yourself up for failure or success?

Is it Love?

Hello, darlings. It’s me again, please hold your applause. I realise that you’re probably super excited that I am writing to you all again, but please don’t embarrass yourself! I know that I am just so darn loveable, but let’s keep the inappropriate touching to a minimum.

Speaking of love, what is love? We no that there are different types of love. The love you have for your family is not the same love you have for your spouse, at least I would hope not. And because there are different types of love, there are also different ways to show that love.

You might show your brother that you love him by kicking his butt. You might show your boyfriend that you love him by doing something completely different to his butt. Showing someone that you love them is the easy part of love. The hard part is trying to figure out if you are in fact in love with them. Some people believe in love at first sight, but we all know that’s just not true. I feel that caring has a lot do with loving. If you care deeply about someone, chances are that you love them.

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Happiness Is A Choice?

Hello, darlings. How are you all doing today? Fabulous, I hope. Today we’re going to talk about happiness.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Happiness is a choice,” and if you’re anything like me you probably rolled your eyes when you heard it. How can you be happy when Lucas just dumped you for the cute guy he fancies at the coffee shop? How can you be happy when Rupaul’s Drag Race never replies to your audition tape? It’s tough be happy when so many things go wrong every single day.

So, how in the world can happiness be a choice?

Well you cheeky devils, if you really think about it, happiness is a choice! I’m not saying it’s possible to be happy all of the time, but I am saying that you can choose the things that you get upset about. For example, the other day someone cut in front of me in line at the grocery store. I could have easily let that upset me and ruin the rest of the day, but I chose happiness.

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