Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Good Days, Bad Days, Real Days

Sometimes I have Bad Days.

Sometimes I have Good Days.

But they are all REAL days.

What you read here is me.

It may be one hour of me.

Or two weeks of me.

But it's me.

All real.

And hopeful.

Even on the Bad Days.

(For more on this topic, click here.)

Addition, due to past comments:

When I say I have to sometimes "fake it"

that does not mean I am fake. 

It means I am convincing myself I DO want to get out of bed

and I DO want to make this a good day 

even though I DO feel like neither of those things are possible.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.


  1. Been there, still there many days...{{hugs}} & peace

  2. Good words dear. We are fortunate we have each day. Creative Bliss...

  3. And that's one of many reasons why I continue to be inspired by you and think the world of you. It's not easy, no matter what the situation is, but sometimes we have to tell ourselves things to make our brains believe them. Imagine if everyone were real and authentic!

  4. We all have days where we have to 'fake' it. I think that it is just a part of life and anyone that tells me different, I would call a liar.

  5. I have many days where I "fake it 'til I make it." I think that is simply part of life.
    I look forward to reading about the wonderful things you have done in the past and the wonderful things you have planned for the future.

  6. Sometimes the showing up is the hardest part. I wish others would just recognize that just making it somewhere, sometimes, is an achievement in itself.

  7. It is so difficult to "fake it" sometimes and very often you do it not only for your own sake but for the sake of the people around you. I like how you always manage to add an optimistic note to your posts about health etc. issues :)

  8. Back when I taking belly dancing classes I would be complemented for always smiling. Because it's hard work and not always easy to smile through it! I let them in on my little secret. I put on the smile, like an arm position. Fake it till you make it, I believe in that!

  9. Thank you for all the smiles and also the tears.

  10. You show an important, unavoidable, real part of life. My prayers for you - may you feel better soon. Dita

  11. Cheers to you Lori!! (and hugs, too!!)


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