Daily Archives: January 6, 2011

Dance Day 7, There is such a thing as free lunch!!!

Keep On The Sunny Side lyrics

Well there’s a dark and a troubled side of life.
There’s a bright and a sunny side too.
But if you meet with the darkness and strife,
The sunny side we also may view.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we keep on the sunny side of life.

Oh, the storm and its fury broke today,
Crushing hopes that we cherish so dear.
Clouds and storms will in time pass away.
The sun again will shine bright and clear.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,

Let us greet with a song of hope each day.
Though the moments be cloudy or fair.
Let us trust in our Saviour always,
To keep us, every one, in His care.

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side,
Keep on the sunny side of life.
It will help us every day, it will brighten all the way,
If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life.

If we’ll keep on the sunny side of life

1:19 pm

I kind of want to retract my yesterday post but instead I will try to balance it out.

4:24 pm

I love Miami today.  I had a perfect Miami day.

9:38 pm

Yesterday I met the darkness and strife but because I met them yesterday, today I met the sunny side.  I don’t know if it was my mood.  The part about Salomon Smith Barney was something that I always wanted to share with the world.  It was interesting for me to observe this foreign world from the inside for few years.

I understand today that I have the same pattern with Miami every time.  At first Miami slaps me in the face with the fancy cars and the waste.  Then, I love it.  I was kindly reminded by my favorite mother-in-law that some passionate and creative flower designer is creating these beautiful flower arrangements for the lobby.  It put things in perspective for me.  I think it’s wasteful to spend $1000 on flowers and toss them before they have a chance to wilt but someone might think its wasteful to buy my jewelry.  So if everyone had equal views of waste, it would be like communism.  People commanding you what to like and dislike, how much money you could or couldn’t have and how to spend your money.   They were a bit harsher then that.  I wouldn’t have a job and the company who provides the flower arrangements every week would not have one either.  I was just venting one-sided opinions.  I was in that slap stage of Miami.

I also talked to the towel guy.  His name is Daniel and he hates the beach but he is putting himself through school for Civil Engineering thanks to the towel job.

Today I see the light.  I do keep on the sunny side.   Today we all woke up on the sunny side, literally.  I embraced it.  Isaiah and I played on the beach for hours before anyone got there.  We had a swim lesson with our awesome swim teacher, Anna.  I looked at it all through his eyes.  Isaiah did not think it was wasteful to have a huge water fountain in the lobby, he thought it was awesome.  I did too.  He loved the shiny elevator, I did too.  He loved the overheated pool, I did too.  He doesn’t even mind the huge construction going on next door of the giant six star superplex.

We even went to the expensive mall across the street.  There are palm trees there and we get to be outside.  There are huge coy ponds with tons of giant coy and turtles.  He could not keep his eyes off of them.  Thank god for an expensive mall that can keep so many coy in ponds for Isaiah to explore, for FREE.

I swam in the ocean while he was napping and quickly remembered why I considered living in Miami.  The ocean.  My soul’s solvent.  There is no problem that the ocean cannot dissolve for me.  I get in sad and I come out happy.  It is instant.

There is such a thing as free lunch, Janet.  I thought about it all day today.  The point was driven home when my favorite father-in-law called during dinner and told us to use his dining card.  There is a place to eat by the pool in the condo and he accumulates points every year on his dining card.  So when he called, he literally told me to go down stairs and have a free lunch.  He didn’t read my blog but the synchronicity was exactly what I needed.  Maybe poor Janet never had free lunch because she didn’t believe it exists.  I am setting myself free of her power over me.

I am glad I vented yesterday because maybe since the age of 22, I was holding on to Janet’s powerful words.  I realized that sometimes when I am down I notice myself feeling that bitter cold of those words, like a curse from my other blog entry.  It was haunting me and worse, I was passing it down to other people when situations presented themselves.  I would proudly say with an ironic smile, “Well, there is no such thing as free lunch.” (I know because Janet said so)  Putting it out to the world yesterday, made it feel wrong.  All day today, I was uncomfortable with my post.  It didn’t sit right.  Then I consoled myself by saying no one would read it anyway.  Then, my favorite mother-in-law called, she read it and it didn’t sit right with her either.  I have to say, this is the best form of therapy.

I believe in free lunch, dammit.  The ocean is my free lunch.  Playing in the sand is my free lunch.  The sunny day today is my free lunch.  My 30 minute dance routine is my free lunch.  And my free lunch tomorrow, is going to be my free lunch.

11:07 pm

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