Sunday, April 19, 2009


So, I've been feeling down over the last week or two. Sales in my shop have been a fabled thing of the past, and moving into a new apartment has proven to be a bit of a strain on the ol' manatee (that's me!). In the past, when I felt sad or downtrodden, I would wallow in it and turn into a sad lump. Lately, however, I took a new approach to my setbacks and tried to cheer others up. I did my very best to compliment every person I could, smile at people on the street, and help every person I could. Even if it never came back to me, being positive felt better, and it felt like I was getting somewhere even when maybe I wasn't. Just last week, I helped an elderly lady get her bags into her car, even though I was in a hurry to get home because I was super-thirsty. After helping her, she randomly offered me a juicebox from her groceries and it was really delicious and completely quenched my thirst until I got home. Helping her actually improved my mood, as well as how I felt physically.

Anyway, this morning I woke up and got notification that I have been featured in a blog! This is my very first blog feature, and it's SO WELL DONE! You can check it out * * *HERE!* * * When I saw my lovely feature, I really felt things were looking up and my day couldn't get any better...

Then I got another notification that I got featured in a treasury! And it's my very first spot in a treasury, too! (For anyone who may not be on Etsy, a treasury is a sort of showcase of an Etsy member's chosen items that fit into a certain theme). You can check it out * * *HERE!* * * The link will only work until Wednesday afternoon.

So, do I think that being more positive and helpful to others for the last couple of weeks made these things happen? Honestly, I'm not that superstitious. If I am nice to others, it's gotta be because I want to be and not because I think I'm going to get something out of it. But getting nice surprises like I did today feels nicer when I know that I deserve it. :)


  1. Sometimes it is hard to keep a positive attitude when things are going downhill. But, when you do, it always comes back to you. Congrats on the blog feature and treasury.

  2. awesome! congrats on the blog feature and the treasury! i hope it continues! you are kind of like a flower blooming in spring! hahah yeah.

  3. Congrats on your Blog feature !
    I am glad I found your Blog ,I will be following you from now on :)


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