It's been a long day so far, I'm not gonna lie, but it's all good! I'm sitting at Panera feeling super cool blogging and people watching-not to mention planning an attack on all of the baked goods in that shiny case on my way out! I figured that, since I'm having what you would call a "tough day," I'll share something positive that I learned from my parents a few weeks ago...
When my parents came down to visit over the holidays, they taught me a game that they had been playing together: Every time something good happens to either one of them, they get a point and when something bad happens, they subtract one. For instance, my mom needed a pair of tennis shoes, so we went shopping and she was fitted for the best pair she had ever had-point! We went out to dinner one night and we were seated 45 minutes after our reservation-subtract one!
It sounds so goofy, but I really learned something from all of this. The game seemed to highlight all of the positive things that happened-big or small-and make light of the negative. Instead of complaining about how hungry we all were after waiting at the restaurant, they just subtracted a point and moved on. Then we went to the bar and ordered drinks! When their flight was delayed 2 hours in Atlanta, instead of worrying or complaining, they just took a point away and caught the next flight. It definitely is a great way to enjoy and cherish the good things as well as get over the crap!
I think by the time the trip was over, their score was 9...
Now, how do I factor this game into turning my day around, you ask? Well, unfortunately, I have to subtract 3 big points from my score due to the events that caused my "tough day." But, don't worry because:
1. Awesome patio lunch weather +1
2. Finding a baby nephew outfit that matches something his dad would wear (UK grad-barf). Shopping for baby clothes is always fun +1
3. Finding a WoodWick candle on sale that smells like yummy man cologne +1
4. Getting to take this lazy butt on a long sunset beach walk tonight +1
Now it's time for the math: -3+4=1
Ha! I still come out on top!
It's silly, but it works, so give it a try!!!