Positively No Negativity Challenge
Dave has bought a new toy, a leaf blower! He showed me how to start it before leaving this morning, and I thought that maybe I would give it a try. I managed to get the thing going…there’s something downright earthy and manly about pulling on that cord to start a ‘man toy’. Well I got it started and then went out to the pit of leaves that is our back yard. I aimed that thing and pulled the trigger, thinking, “I’ll get every one of you!” It was a very powerful airstream.
It was still too early and the leaves were frozen to the ground. Groan.
On the bright side, I got to do some of the things on my never-ending to-do list in the house, thinking that I would save the yard for later.
Well I had an absolute blast this afternoon just making huge piles of all those leaves! I kept going with that thing, making a lot of noise and clearing a good chunk of the yard…until it ran out of gas.
By then my shoulders were quite cramped anyway so it was time for a well-deserved coffee. Problem was, my arm was shaking so much I couldn’t lift the cup! This little outing and burst of energy served to take my mind off some negative thoughts from the day before. I ended up feeling accomplished and upbeat.
So my thought for the day is….Do more of what makes you happy!
Five happy things for which I am grateful:
1. Getting a chance to use Dave’s new toy…the leaf blower
2. News from a friend who is doing better
3. A day free of commitments and appointments
4. An unexpected gift in the mail
5. Successfully tried a new recipe: Gerri’s Pumpkin Squares…YUM!
I managed to keep my day quite positive, although I almost fell into a pit of negativity during a conversation. Its funny, now that I have decided to practice positivity, I started to feel guilty just hearing some negativity. How quickly we adapt to a new way of thinking!
Practice makes perfect, I guess.