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Think abundantly

The Circuit Rider

January 20, 2012
Kay. Christie , The Daily Freeman Journal

I can't tell you how many times people have shared with me that they felt that it was going to be a bad day and then they were correct. What they don't seem to understand is that if they think that it is going to be a bad day, it will be a bad day. This is not because something bad happens, but the whole attitude that they went into the day with.

I love the book by Judith Viorst entitled, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day." It's a cute story about a boy named Alexander who woke up with gum in his hair and decided right then and there that it was going to be a bad day. One thing after another happened and seemed to justify his thinking. I believe that even when bad things happen - and they do - you can still have a good day.

I will never forget the day that I spilled grape juice in my hair and thought at first that this would make for a bad day. I quickly realized that the acidity from the grape juice actually stripped my hair of the products that I had been using in it and it was so soft after I washed the grape juice out.

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The day after I moved back to Iowa, I found out that the job I thought I had, had actually fallen through at the last minute. That last minute was the hour before I was to meet with the bank about a loan for a house that I had already moved into. Potentially, that could have been a very bad day. But gumption instead of griping, I started looking for a job and found one before my interview. I got the loan and lived there for seven years.

When I was in college in Wyoming, I had the chance to travel back home for the holidays. Upon my return to school, however, the airlines lost my luggage. This can be a very annoying time for anybody, but I happened to look to my left and there was someone else who was staring at the luggage return with despair as well. It turned out that our luggage had in fact, stayed on the plane that we had just exited. We had to wait for it to return on another flight. The airlines assured us that it would be there before morning and that they would bring it to us when it did. I had flown in to Montana and still had to get back to the dorm in Wyoming, which was about thirty minutes away. The other gal who had lost her luggage invited me back to her dorm at the college she was attending in Montana. She and her roommates ordered pizza and soda and we talked all night like we were the best of friends. The next morning, they took me and my luggage that had come in the middle of the night to the bus depot and I got safely back to school. I never saw those girls again, but I will never forget them or their hospitality or the fun I had because I lost my luggage

The saying goes, "Think abundantly, energy follows intention." Make up your mind that it is going to be a good day and then enjoy it, no matter what happens.



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