picked the wrong day

There’s a series of movie quotes that run around the theme of a character picking the wrong day to give up a series of vices. These were quotes that stayed with me for much of today.

Today was my day to try and start thinking positively – being thankful for the many, many good things in my life, rather than seeing the negative, and emphasizing that.

This isn’t something that particularly comes naturally to me: I have long thought that I was more a pessimist than an optimist in general outlook, but lately I’ve been noticing more and more that I’m drifting too far in the realm of the glass is half empty crowd.

I was surprised, though, by how often the negative thoughts came to mind: it must have been literally dozens of times. Each time, I had to take a mental step back, and see the good things instead of the bad.

As a result, I’ve been a little quieter (at least in part so I have those extra moments to think before I speak), but I’m hoping that it will be good not just for me, but for the people around me too.

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2 Comments

  1. What an historic day. Dave moves from being in ‘the glass half empty’ camp to ‘the glass that is at least 1/3 full’ camp.

  2. Good on you Dave 🙂 Now we’ll all get splashed when we clink glasses… oops, that was too negative… sorry! K 🙂

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