Pretend to Be Psyched

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Since I recently read Mindy Kaling’s book, this little quote has stuck with me, and it applies to this week so well. Ever since I found out that we would be saying goodbye to Lucy, I have a hard time thinking about anything else. Just simple conversation about anything else takes some serious effort.

The truth is that seeing how much she’s in pain is breaking my heart. The medicine doesn’t seem to do much anymore. And she’ll only get worse if we don’t say goodbye tomorrow.

Still, I’ve been trying to spend the last few days somewhat normally, because life has to go on, right? And there’s nothing I can do except get in extra snuggles, try to keep her as comfortable as I can, and keep myself going. I’ve cried, and I’ll cry some more. But there’s a limit, isn’t there? At some point I have to do something else, because the world won’t stop when Lucy does. Luckily, the most I have to do this week is smile while I see random people at the store, and possibly when I see some friends this weekend. If we smile, we feel happier, right?

  • http://www.heleneinbetween.com helene

    I’m so so sorry about Lucy. that is so hard but you’re right you just have to get through it. You definitely will!!

  • http://anothercleanslate.wordpress.com Kate @ Another Clean Slate

    I definitely need to follow that advice. You should make it a printable :)

  • http://www.therachaelway.com Rachael

    The fake it til you make it is something I really try to abide by, lol. Even on my darkest days of depression, i pretend I’m happy (but when I’m safe in my apartment, I”m like leave me alone world!) lol

  • http://www.happyorelse.com Christina Warren

    Love that book. I have always done that with blush. The more blush I’m wearing, the tougher my day must be. :) A grief counselor once told me to make sure to keep eating, keep doing things normally, just keep living-like you’re saying. Sometimes the basics are tough but they hold you together. My love to you and Lucy!

  • http://gravatar.com/rgord rgord

    I hope your okay! Sometimes, I’ve heard that if you force a smile you will feel happier. I’m not too sure if thats scientifically proven or not. But you should smile as much as you can :-) xo