May Contain Nuts

Today is national peanut day. It’s also positive thinking day. I think I tend to be a positive thinker. I know there’s nothing I can’t do if I set my mind to it. Why not think that way? It’s true.

That’s not to say I don’t occasionally have doubts. Who doesn’t? But I try very hard to be upbeat and optimistic as much as I can. Positive so to speak. If you’re always expecting the worst isn’t that what’s going to happen. Some people call that the law of attraction. Some people say I’m setting myself up for a lot of disappointment. So far that hasn’t been true. I expect success—and I do the work to get there—and generally, by some measure, I get there. I think we only undermine ourselves when we expect the worst to happen. I mean, have you ever had the ‘worst day ever?’ It starts bad and just gets worse and worse. I think we get in the frame of mind that we make it worse and worse. It’s little things we do that make the day continue its downward slide.

Have you ever determinedly vowed to make your day better? It’s amazing what happens when you do. I’ve been on both sides. There’s something to be said about the power of positive thinking—even if you fall short of your goal, you often land close enough that you’ll get there with a few short steps. Or you’re happy with where you landed.

Speaking of falling short…I’m not quite there with my caveman book yet. I have about 3000 words to go. I’ll finish it this weekend. I had a plot snafu but I think the end result will be all the better for it. I do have a title now. It’s Tuesday Afternoons.Off to a meeting and spending more time with the fabulous Dakota.

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