Always A (Bigger) Bright Side

Posted: May 2, 2011 at 7:50 am

Downfall: Running late. It doesn’t bother me much when others run late to things, but for some reason it drives me batty when I personally am late. Even by just a few minutes, like I was for my lunch date with Lee.

Bright Side: I was late because I plowed through a productive morning with a 7 mile run, getting grocery shopping finished, and taking care of little ones.

Downfall: A mad sunburn. On one arm. Oh, the attractiveness.

Bright Side: Sitting outside for a fabulous lunch to celebrate Lee’s birthday.

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I couldn’t make her birthday party last weekend since my parents were staying overnight and it was the only night Peter & I could have our date. I knew I wanted to spend some time with her for her birthday though, so we planned a lunch get together. We met at the World Peace Cafe – a vegetarian cafe with great food based off organic, locally grown products.

I ordered a grilled veggie sandwich with the sun salad on the side.

 world peace cafe lunch world peace cafe salad grilled veggie sandwich

And an unsweetened raspberry iced tea to drink.

iced tea

So, so, so good! The sandwich was light tasting but filling and the salad had all the necessary items (fat, fruit, nuts) with avocado, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds. The food and, most importantly, time with a good friend certainly justify my lobster arm.

Downfall: Black Swan.

 black swan

Peter & I watched Black Swan on Saturday night. I kind of hated it. I understood the underlying messages in the movie, but it all bored me and just seemed too weird. Plus, I would get the chills seeing all the ribcage action. I know that is part of the ballerina thing, but it still bothered me.

Bright Side: Having a simple, relaxing night with my husband. This little treat we picked up didn’t hurt either…

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Downfall: The weekend is now over.

Bright Side: I have a busy, but good, week ahead and feel refreshed going in to it after some yoga and quality discussion yesterday in church. God showed me, for the umpteenth millionth time, that His understanding and wisdom far exceeds our own. That great things are possible when trusting in Him. That following Him always leads to a bigger, brighter side of life. Now, hopefully, that refreshed feeling will last me. For at least a day or two. 😉

  • Have you seen Black Swan?
  • What bright side have you encountered recently? 

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63 Comments to “Always A (Bigger) Bright Side”
  1. Amen to that Tina!! everything has a purpose. I’m so glad that God is bigger than everything and everyone or else He wouldn’t be God. 🙂 I see the bright side in many things! Like, if my sis didn’t go through all these things the past few years and now our household is very large, then she wouldn’t have met the Lord and have all this ever growing peace! 😀

  2. Bethany says:

    Oh man, I hated Black Swan. I saw it back in February and…*shudder*. I guess I’m not really the target audience because I don’t do horror movies, so maybe it’s not fair of me to be so judgmental, but MAN. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to fall asleep after that movie. “Thankfully,” after I got back from the movie I couldn’t find my phone ANYWHERE, so that set off a flurry of frantic searching that totally distracted me from my freaked-out-ness (found the phone under the bed, so all was well). But yeah. Not a fan of Black Swan.

  3. I really liked Black Swan. Yes, I found it incredible creepy, but I really liked it nonetheless!

  4. Karolina says:

    I just watched Black Swan this weekend. The thing is, I grew up dancing, and I’m a counselor who loves movies with psychological twists. SO basically it was a great movie for me. i totally get why someone wouldn’t like it though!

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