Monday, November 8
What I have got.
And thinking this way has made for a depressed me.
It reminded me of the Dr Seuss book 'Oh the Places You'll Go!"
You'll come down from the lurch
with an unpleasant bump
And the chances are, then
that you'll be in a Slump.
And when you're in a Slump
you're not in for much fun.
Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.
But it is time to climb out of this slump.
As the famous (well he was sort of famous around Queensland public toilets) graffiti artist Think Pos would say
Negative thoughts entrap!
So I have been trying to focus on what I HAVE got. Trying to catch myself thinking negative thoughts and change them into positive ones.
I decided yesterday to challenge myself to do something nice for me everyday for a week. And it is a challenge to keep it up.
But I will keep trying.
As Dr Suess said
But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike.
And I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
So today I plan to take it easy on myself, to realise that bad days are just that, bad days, they are not the end of the world.
I will stop and smell the nasturiums
I will play with my kids and find joy in their smiling faces
I will relax and have a cup of tea and read a book
And I will try to think positive thoughts.