It’s My Chicken Soup

14 Apr

Do you remember those books, the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” ones? I do, and while I don’t bust mine from 1999 out very often (or ever, I’m pretty sure it went in the yard sale pile a few years back), there are some things that will always be the “chicken soup” for my soul.

When I need a little boost, the following things lift me up:
-Watching the movie Someone Like You, because I think of the house on Rutledge Avenue in Charleston, and watching it over and over again with the girls.
-Saltines with thousand island dressing, because it reminds me of being at my Aunt Patty’s house after cheerleading.
-A golf cart ride, because it reminds me of being 13.
-My mama’s broccoli casserole, because it’s the best.
-The lake (any lake), because I grew up with one as my “backyard.”
-Watching Sex and The City, because that was just good television – and they had more relationship troubles than any of us.
-Nancy Margaret’s house, because I just feel better when I’m there.
-My dog, Wallace, because he’s always happy to see me.
-Gchat, because as silly as it sounds, I solve a lot of life’s problems on that thing.
-Being around my childhood friends, because even though I threw up on the playground in front of the entire grade, wore purple glasses and ugly prom dresses – they loved me anyway.
-Listening to music by John Mayer or Jack Johnson, because it reminds me of college.
-Finding quotes that fit something I’m feeling, because I’m not as eloquent as I’d like to be.

And because you know I love a video link, here’s a Sex and the City clip that makes me laugh every time I see it. It involves Rogaine and a chewed up pair of Manolos, so you know it’s good.

2 Responses to “It’s My Chicken Soup”

  1. Anonymous April 17, 2009 at 12:28 am #

    Yes, your childhood friends love you-even if you did steal their boyfriend in 3rd grade.

  2. Mandi April 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    B, you need to move past that. I think you were taller than he was, anyway. šŸ™‚

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