Monday, July 26, 2010

This might be a pointless post, but...

I lost a follower today, and I don't know if it's because I am overly optimistic, or if this place is more of a lala land sort of place..

That's what my friends say- and I don't mind.

You see, I think holding grudges and being depressed and so on is just a waste of life. Life is too precious to waste on such things. People get those moments, and it's not that I am always happy, I am not. I get very bad moods and can lose my temper at times. I don't have the best relationship with my mother. I don't always meet my dad's expectations.

But I am happy. I am content. I have the best family (by family I mean parents, brother, sister, aunts, uncles, grandmother and cousins) that I could ask for. I have the best friends I could ever ask for. I have this blog. I like my job. People actually read my blog.

There's a long list of things I am thankful for. So I don't really live on my own cloud. It's all good.

I spent the weekend at the beach, with my family basically, and I am tanned as I could get (that's an exaggeration but I am really tanned) I took three out of the five working days off and I am going back to work on Wednesday. I think everyone should do that! It's so refreshing and liberating in a way...

So yeah, today marks the countdown to my birthday (exactly a month away) and I try to make that one last month special- suggestions?

15 comments:

Taylor said...

I always feel self-conscious when I lose a follower, and I think, did they not like me? It stinks but you are right, life goes on. I have enjoyed this post so thoroughly because even if you have 300+ followers you are so down to earth! And you treasure each one! :) I like this post because you're very real with yourself, you admit to your faults. I don't have a good relationship with my sister, I am very impatient and sometimes take anger out on the wrong people...thank you for sharing some of the things about you, it makes you more human even through the internet! You are the best!

Barry said...

I find it funny how I can have many followers I feel close to, yet when I lose one (and don't even know who it is) I dewll on it for a while. Weird.

If someone is no longer reading you because you're optimistic, is that really someone you want around anyway? Would they rather hear that you're unhappy and have a negative outlook on life?

As far as what to do to make this last month special, please PLEASE just keep doing what you're doing Sara. We need more people who embrace life and lift us up. You do that for me, and I think for many others too.

Farah said...

hahahhahah, sis I lost a follower today too! It's so SO easy to get caught up in the numbers but at the end of the day, its all about what makes you happy or not. ;)

Veronika said...

Those numbers are mainly meaningless anyway, it's those who come back to read what you've got to say that really count, we come back again and again because we like what you've got to say and this includes those who leave comment and those who don't.
Enjoy your last month before the birthday whatever you decide to do :)

Pal. said...

Oh well you may have lost one, but you found one :)
Love all the way from India ... :)

tywo said...

I lose followers all the time. :( I don't worry very much anymore. I think blogger allows people to follow only 300 blogs. So, it might be difficult for people to stick to blogs.
I know what you mean. I'm not happy all the time, but I try my best to make sure I don't waste a second of my time being sad.
I hope all is well.
Have a fantastic day!





LOVE!

7upkels said...

I'd usually leave a suggestion for the countdown til your birthday...but I think you got a lot of things figure out :) Being happy and content is purely a matter of choice - and it sounds like you're already ahead of most of us. Happy Birthday in a month, and never worry! A faithful follower I will always be! :)

Dapoppins said...

How to make your birthday special...humm. Do something memorable, something new that you have never done and is out of your comfort zone.

How's that?

Selma said...

Girl, I keep reading your blog no matter what you write about. ;) blogging is our thing, our way to express our feelings...happy or sad. I do the same. We all should. So keep doing what you've been doing because it's a fantastic job. :)

xoxo

Betsey said...

hi dear! thank you for your comment :)
you are sweet, and yes please make your own list! i would love to see it.
your blog is lovely, keep it up!

prinsesamusang said...

i think it is not your problem whether you live in your own la la land. actually, i am kind of the same thing. it may be surprising to some, how positive thoughts seem to radiate from you all over, but hey, it doesn't hurt anyone so on with it!

chelsea rebecca said...

i lose followers all the time!! and at first i was really hurt by it.. and i didn't wanna blog for a bit.. but then i realized i blogged for myself.. and that followers may come and go. its just part of the blogging journey!!!

COMMENCE THE COUNTDOWN TO YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! HOOORAY!!!

DaniloM_W志竹olff0615 said...

Knowledge is power................................................

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

oh i have missed you too dearest! my boyfriend's reading the Iliad. that's what the book was xx

armchair traveler never! said...

Your blog is lovely and what makes it special is the fact you highlight how precious life is and how small things can brighten up one's day.

People stop following blogs for so many reasons! It could be that this person is changing from Blogspot to Wordpress and so need to remove herself/himself and will reappear later with a new identity/profile. Or maybe she/he is so busy with work they are giving up on reading blogs for a little while (I did myself a few months ago).