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.
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.
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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