The Up Side of Feeling Down

As my last couple of posts have reflected, I’ve been feeling down, bummed out, blue, whatever you want to call it.  My spirits are better.  I think I’m over the worst and am finally coming out the other side.

I’ve taken a few days off work to lick my wounds and have been doing some house cleaning.  Being in a sour mood has reaped some benefits!  I was going though my closets, gathering items to take to Goodwill and found that with my negative attitude, it was much easier to toss out things that I have been hanging on to!

If it had not been worn in past year, or more, it went.  If it was something I would fit into someday, out it went!  If I just didn’t like it, it was gone.  By the time I was done, I had a HUGE pile of clothes to donate.  With these and other things I had been gathering to donate, I headed to Goodwill with trunk FULL of stuff!

After dropping off my donations, I thought I would wander through the store to see if I could find any treasures.  (just what I need, right?)  So I wandered through the store and picked out a few blouses and a John Wayne DVD (I collect Classic movies).

As I headed to the registers, I realized that there was some big Half Price Sale going on.  I should have been happy right?  Well, no.  Everybody and his brother was standing in line with carts overflowing with merchandise.  There were 2 cashiers.

Normally, I would have headed back into the racks to load up my cart, happy as a clam to take advantage of the sale.

Not today.  I looked at my shopping cart and realized it was not worth my time to stand in line for the few things that I wanted.  With my foul mood, I did not have the energy for it.  I put my few items back and walked out of the store empty-handed.

The advantage of being in a piss poor mood was 2-fold.  I cleaned my closets of things that I had been hanging on to for years and I spent NO money on more “stuff” that I did not need!

Sometimes there really IS an UP side to feeling down! 🙂

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About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. My poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal and Spill Words Press. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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13 Responses to The Up Side of Feeling Down

  1. Leave it to you to find the silver lining to a dark cloud. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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  2. WaltPage says:

    Glad you’re feeling better ☺❤

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  3. While I enjoyed the chuckle at your expense, I do hope you’re feeling better. I’ll keep you in my prayers. 😉

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  4. Oh, Penny, thanks for making me laugh first thing this morning with your story ending.

    So thankful to hear you are emerging from the darkness back into the light.

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  5. trentpmcd says:

    Good mood or bad, I would have done what you did. I’ve done it many times – I pick up an item or two that are not life or death and find a 10 minute line. Nope.

    Hope you are getting out of your funk 🙂

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  6. Yup seems like you accomplished a lot from your foul mood

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