Positivity No Negativity Challenge
Day 52 of 84
Since starting this no negativity challenge, I have been getting up at 5h, and over a strong cup of coffee I read mail, check out what’s new on Pinterest and then figure out what today’s topic will be. By 5h30 I begin to write.
Just the simple act of writing about positivity every day has made me a more positive person. Figuring out ways to get the negativity out has provided valuable tools for having a better day and by consequence, a better life. Some of those tools are knitting, hanging out with positive people, listening to uplifting music, and showing gratefulness.
However, I’m not sure that gratefulness, knitting and uplifting music can be useful when shopping in a crowded and busy store, where the desperation of last minute Christmas shoppers, myself included, is rampant.
Going into a shop at this time of year is something I avoid like the plague. However, we do have to shop for food. After all, there will be a houseful of us next week, and we need to brave the crowded aisles of the grocery store to get the necessities of a memorable Christmas meal for my family.
Crowded shops, especially grocery stores, make me tired, impatient and negative. So for the past couple of weeks, I’ve sweetly asked Dave if he would mind doing the groceries, and he has obliged every time. But this morning we are going together to ‘git ‘er done’.
I’ve had the brilliant idea of going to my Superstore at 7h this morning, when there shouldn’t be anyone around. That should take care of my sanity and crowded aisles and long lineups at the checkout. At least, I hope so. And if not, well there should be fewer shoppers at 7h than there will be a couple of hours later. By that time we will be having breakfast at a little restaurant not far from home.
I’ll let you know how we make out…
Today I am grateful:
1. For early grocery store hours
2. A therapeutic session at Frenchys, my favorite second hand store
3. Fresh haddock, cooked to perfection
4. The café that has offered to display my book
5. Christmas greetings that have been arriving daily in the mail