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.