Channeling Pollyanna

Cheering myself up!

It has been a lousy day. I may have taken a client’s children’s favorite toys to donation by mistake – dear readers, cover your ears, the air is heavy with my wrath. The weather is giving me a headache. I haven’t had a chance to eat since early breakfast, and it’s now about 8PM. I’ve been in the car all day, trying with a Herculean might and a whole lot of internal bravado – OF COURSE YOU’RE GOING TO GET THOSE TOYS BACK – to reverse my mistake with the toys. So I haven’t done ANYTHING I planned to do today. Nuttin’, not a cover-your-ears-again *Y$(HFCY#&%&) thing.

 

Or I can say “It’s been a great day.” I’m honoring my integrity by trying to reverse my mistake. I got to listen to a new book on tape MUCH MORE QUICKLY, and got a LOT MORE OF IT, than I expected. If I hadn’t made my mistake, I’d have been in a library all day, which would have meant my phone was silenced. Which would have meant I didn’t take one of the most important professional calls I’ve shared this year.

 

PHOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Pollyanna, go play somewhere else. It’s OK to get upset, it’s OK to take responsibility AND feel like a fool. This eloquent essay Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being, published in Scientific American By Tori Rodriguez on May 1, 2013, which in turn leads to other treasures, explains the concept far better than I can.

 

So today I’m going to wallow in my misery.

 

About Lauren Williams

Me, Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer®: I'm a professional organizer who works in homes, home businesses and also small businesses. I'm a NYC native who's spent time in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, Baltimore and now Seattle. All great places, but NYC will always be home, and Seattle will be where I now stay. I help you think outside of the box to get something into the box.