Thursday, January 12, 2012
A Pessimist's Guide to Optimism
They only need a hole the size of a quarter to get into your house.
They're good climbers.
They nest in trees and attics.
They will eat your oranges right off the tree.
One day we discovered something dark swimming in our pool and wondered if it was the dreaded pest. Upon closer inspection, we discovered it was just a mouse. The mouse, with his black, beady eyes, literally squeaked for help when he saw us. He couldn't get out. We helped him. I'm not sure why.
The point? At least it wasn't a roof rat.
I am an optimism convert - yes, there were times when I glared at cheerful people, and would rather trip them than hold the door open. However, becoming an optimist isn't as bad as it seems. If you're considering a switch from pessimism, start here...
Lesson #1: Concentrate on the bad things that didn't happen.
Practice off and on for a month, and come back for step two in February. K, bye.