This time two years ago, I was on bedrest. I was uncomfortable and bored and scared, and I was quickly becoming addicted to Chopped. I was only allowed to get up to go to the bathroom, and if I was lucky, take a shower. Now, two years later, my “babies” are turning two! Leo and Willow are hysterical little independent souls with a deep love for each other, and their big sister and idol – Lana.
Just yesterday, I was walking down the street in Chicago, waxing poetic on my current state of affairs. Work is going great, my marriage is going great, my children are healthy and happy — I could go on and on about the things I feel so blessed to have, or to be, and I truly believe that everything good in my life stems from a positive attitude. I know that sounds SO cliche, but it’s SO true. I really believe, in my heart of hearts, that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to. Do I always?? No. But it’s in the believing that life happens. It’s in your approach that you touch people,inspire people, and just generally make life worth living.
Long ago, my Dad started my education in positive mental attitude. I didn’t know it, but he was helping me build the strongest foundation possible to live a happy life. Negativity was never really an option in our house, and thank God! I used to fall asleep listening to Zig Ziglar’s kids tapes. Who knows — maybe I got brainwashed?? I don’t really care.
It’s never to late to change the way you look at life. You can go around dreading things, worrying about things, and freaking out — OR — you can join the ranks of the blissfully unaware. Could you fail…probably. Could something bad happen…maybe. Will the day turn out to be a cluster…it’s possible. But you waste more time and emotional energy dreading and worrying than you do just assuming that all will be well. Try it! It’s liberating.