Somebody Else Says: Some Good News is Trickling In

Well, Spring is here. How do I know? Because we’re all on our allergy nasal sprays, here in this house. Because our windshields are coated with pollen every morning when we go out to drive. And, because, when I get into the car in the afternoon, it’s actually toasty and warm from the sunshine.

Usually, to be honest, at this time of year, I’m not all that excited. I don’t hate winter (probably has something to do with living in California), and I don’t like thinking too much about the hot, upcoming summer. This year, though, I seem to be welcoming spring with unexpected, um…warmth. We’re going camping sometime in the next month, and I have dreams of laying in the sun with a book, climbing up hills under blue skies, and–yes–using my nose spray!

I’m guessing this new attitude has more to do with the gray, gloomy economy of the last few months, than with any of the gray, gloomy weather.Β  And, so, to complement my good feelings about the brighter sunshine and warmer temps, a few tidbits of economic–if not upturn, maybe a little less downturn.

Note that I do not want this to turn into any kind of political argument about who should be doing what or where money should/should not be going. If you must go there, you must, but I won’t be joining in. This is make-nice day, here at the blog! And be forewarned–any nastiness will get deleted! πŸ™‚

So this weekend, wake up, go outside, and smile at the sun. (Even if it’s hiding behind a few clouds!)


  1. P. J. Hoover says:

    I, too, think things are looking up! I’m glad it’s not just me. πŸ™‚


  2. Andra M. says:

    Being a perpetual optimist (much to my pessimist friends’ chagrin [yes, I typed that so I could use ‘chagrin’ in a sentence]), I’m always on the lookout for good news.

    I, too, am glad it’s not just me!


    • beckylevine says:

      My son and I say that we’re happier being pessimists, because we get nice surprises instead of being disappointed! Like I was sure nobody would use “chagrin” on my blog today, and look–it happened! πŸ™‚


  3. Shawna says:

    Hi Becky, I tried to post this morning….

    I also tend to lean toward pessimism. It’s always nicer to get a pleasant surprise. It’s the conservative approach. I also love spring, and hate allergies *Sigh* but as they go hand in hand, give me the nose spray. : )

    And things are looking up. Why? I don’t know but a thousand flowers can’t be wrong.


  4. Jaimie says:

    Love the ‘tude Becky πŸ™‚

    And I hear you; it’s so easy to fall into a funk with everything that’s going on with the economy and limited job opps. But, Suzie Orman recently said on Oprah that we should be thankful for what we have and not what we don’t have. I thought about it during the commercial break and realized I do have things to be thankful for I was just too busy focused on what wasn’t working to realize.

    Take care!


    • beckylevine says:

      It’s a scary time, but a few things are making it less scary–I’m trying to focus at least PART of the time on those! πŸ™‚


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