Ever notice how easy it is to feed off of negative? Why don’t we feed that quickly off of positive? I wish sometimes I could be a battery, where I could just flip myself around – moving the negative to the positive position – and voila, energy would return.
Seasonally speaking, it’s hard to stay positive when it’s dark, well, all the time it seems! I haven’t wanted to run and I quite honestly just want to sleep. I know this will pass; it does so every time we turn the clocks back. I’m annoyed at having to gear up with all things bright: a reflective vest, a blinking light and/or my headlamp, and a dose of courage to actually get out there amongst the crazy, high-beamed cars and the boogie man.
The holidays are creeping up fast, and although I enjoy them enough, I find them fraught with too much stress and frenzy. Not for me directly, but for those around me - it’s catchy nonetheless. I honestly don’t get too stressed about Christmas shopping or cooking for holidays. I know my limits and I’m no chef. So I do what I’m comfortable with and buy the rest. I do enjoy shopping for family and friends, especially when I have special ideas. When I find myself resorting to Plan B (the gift card), I get discouraged. Don’t get me wrong, gift cards are great and I love receiving them. It’s just when I have absolutely no idea for a gift for someone and have to go that route that bums me out.
I’ve got some other things brewing that are not feeling all that positive right now, but I actually don’t want this post to turn negative. I just wanted to address the negative. Make sense? So, because I’m physically incapable of recharging myself literally as a battery, I would like to take steps to recharge myself figuratively. First step, focus on the positive. Second step, repeat First step.
And maybe, just maybe, I can turn some negative into positive and pay it forward J