Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
When I was in tenth grade, we lived on a lonely hilltop surrounded by apple and pear, cherry and peach trees. One gray afternoon, as I strode from the kitchen, as I expected the dining room to open before me, a monstrous form hovered above the door. I was so horrified, I fell flat on my back (so much for the fright-flight response).
My kid sister never said, “Boo!” And I think she was too shocked at how discombobulated I was to laugh … right away. Nowadays, recalling that humiliating and offensive incident, I think of how Zig Ziglar explained that “fear” is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.
If I’d looked up, I’d have seen my sister standing on that furniture, arching her arms and wriggling her fingers in that stupid, “Creature From The Black Lagoon” imitation. If I’d looked up. If.
A Question: What scares me these days?
An Affirmation: Every breath I inhale calms me. Every breath I exhale takes away tension and open a space for brighter possibilities. Source
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