Friday 1 August 2008

The law of attraction

My natural tendency is to mask sadness and disappointment with humour.

Clearly, that's better than dissolving in a sobbing heap on the floor - but today, I have decided to take charge of my thoughts.

A darling friend of mind reminded me the other day that the mind becomes what it touches.

So, we need to fill it with inspirational good thoughts and beauty, rather than let it fall to the lower depths of cynicism, despair, negativity and hopelessness.

Yes - I had another disappointing evening last night - more job rejections, stating how fab my CV was but "still not quite suitable" etc. What can a gal do?

And yes, I went on another date and discovered yet again, that all chivalry in the world seems to have disappeared. Have I ever bought my own plate of 4.95 melted cheese and guacamole Nachos so begrudgingly?

But all that aside, this is not what this post is about.

This is about a reading I have just discovered, written in 1912.

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

So -at least for today and I will try to carry this forward, I greet you with a big beaming smile and yes, we are well, yes we are good and yes, we are happy.


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