First off, I want to point out that I now have an RSS feed which means you can receive notice whenever I add a blog entry. I won't have access to your identity so don't worry that I'll be giving away any of your information. Totally private!
Secondly, I came across a quote that cautioned against having negative thoughts and that every day is a new opportunity. Well, that got the old mind churning. Of course, this is nothing new, just hard advice to follow. Then, out of the blue, came a comment that our son made when he was 8 years old. (How come the kids are always the wisest?) We were about to move him and his sister to a new school, from 50 kids to over 400 kids. Quite the transition. As we were going home from our first view of the new school, he asked how many children attended the new school. I braced myself for what I thought would be tears of trepidation as I told him. He was totally silent for a moment and then, in a hushed voice said, "Wow, over 400 new friends."
The moral of the story is to remember how wondrous the world really can be. I tend to get caught up in the details and to overlook just how much opportunity there is out there and how lucky I really am in life. I'm trying to remember to let the waves of gratitude and excitement keep open to what's out there.
And finally, I keep thinking about my last post where I mention the Pixar man who says he never wants to talk to someone with only one idea. I've been playing with this a lot and, you know what? It's a blast to allow yourself to just brainstorm away and amazing what cool ideas can burst forth when you let them.