Hard to stay positive in the face of adversity. Somehow this guy Tom Bailey found me and posted on my blog, so in the interest of good blogosphere relations, I checked out his blog, which he bills a “a personal blog for people who know me” and says it “is not a business blog.”
Well, I don’t know him. But I like his blog anyway. Hope he doesn’t mind if I pop over and visit every now and again.
Many of his posts are about staying positive. This is a message I need to hear often. I truly believe that we create our own reality, that we choose how we react, that negative thinking is a bad habit and only serves to make you feel bad… Unfortunately I don’t always practice what I know.
One of the reasons I named my blog akajesais because of my nickname, JeSais, which began as a joke. Later, taking the name JeSais was my way to remind myself that I know more than I think I know.
I don’t do New Years Resolutions. I think they are meaningless unless you have a plan for implementation in place, complete with milestones, and measurable goals. What I do try to do is assess at year’s end my accomplishments. This is a good way to stay positive, to focus on what I did right.
I know this post a bit of a ramble. I hope like me, you’ll all take a moment to take stock, look at what you’ve done right this year. Make a list. Check it twice. Did you go the extra mile for someone? Did you finish a project? Did you make someone smile? Did you do something nice for yourself? Remember one good moment– a sunset, a raindrop, a conversation with a friend… Even if it was something small put it on your list. Because, afterall, big stuff starts with small stuff. Or a better way to say that is “a journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.”
Happy Holly Days everyone.