Monday, May 11, 2009


Everybody has gloomy days, right? And, that includes me. After a time of feeling down and lousy, I tell myself, “It’s time to get out of this rut.” However, it’s not that simple. There’s no magic wand that I can just wave in the air and, voila, I’m cured of the gloom and doom disease. First, I have to battle those voices inside my head. The voices are giving me conflicting messages.

One voice, the optimist, says, “I’m tired of feeling miserable, so, do something about it, will ya?”

Another voice, the pessimist, says, “I feel lousy! I still want to feel lousy and miserable! I don’t want to get out of this rut I’m in, so, just leave me alone!”

“For crying out loud, grow up and get over it!” the optimist admonishes the pessimist.

I don’t like those two voices to keep arguing and wasting more of my energy; therefore, I ultimately take control of the situation. What made me feel blue in the first place?

“You idiot, if you hadn’t been listening to those sad songs you wouldn’t have gotten us into this,” the optimist scolds me.

“Okay. My bad. You’re right!” I say.

“Play the upbeat music. It works every time,” the optimist says.

“No! Don’t you dare!” the pessimist says. “I’ll try to behave. I promise to not bother you anymore. Just don’t play the upbeat music, please? Pretty please?”

“Duh! The only way you leave her alone and not bother her is when she’s happy. And guess what helps her with that, huh?”

“Okay, enough of your arguing, you, two!” I finally say. With that said I queue up my pick-me-upper-kind-of music and crank it up.

Here’s my Pick-Me-Upper-Kind-of-Music playlist. I hope it has the same effect on you as it has on me.

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okay you got me moving especially with the ABBA! Waterloo is one of my all time favorites!

tashabud said...

Hello Heidi,
oh, good, then. Did you see the movie? It's hilarious. I greatly recommend it.

Thanks again for visiting.


Jena Isle said...

ABBA makes me sing and dance , the correct music when melancholia attacks. We all have our downs, and it's a positive thing, for how else could we appreciate the UPs? In fact the roller coaster ride is what makes life exciting. Imagine if everything else is perfect, there would be no challenges to conquer and how boring life would be!

Cheer up Tasha, look around you and see how blessed you are!

tashabud said...

Hi Jena,
You are so correct on all points. We should welcome and take the downs, along with the ups. They are character builders, definitely.

I do feel very blessed, and I'm grateful everyday to wake up still alive and kicking. Heehee.


WebbieLady said...

Hey! Fernando is my choice! I grew with this kind of music though the music are not for my generation..My aunt used to have stacks of casette tapes (old style) for ABBA, Beegees etc.

tashabud said...

Hi WebbieLady,
My age shows in these kinds of music, huh? LOL. I love new ones also. The ones that my kids like to listen to. Did you scroll down the list? It has some Aqua music as well. They're probably more in your era.

I love the Bee Gees. They'll be featured next.