Regarding: Attitude

I was thinking, as I was out for my walk yesterday, about attitude.  And how to have a more positive one.  I don’t want to be a rah-rah cheerleader type, or someone that constantly sees everything through rose-colored glasses.  I mean come on, the truth is the truth and sometimes it ain’t pretty.  Doesn’t make it less true.  And some situations, or days, or even people, just suck.  Reality is reality.  But how I can I be more positive and silence the negative voices?

I figure that attitude is like a muscle.  You use it and it gets strong (positive or negative).  You ignore it and it grows weak.  So maybe I have to exercise my positive attitude the way I do my legs, and arms, and abs?  But just as important, why do SO many people chose to exercise and strengthen the negative attitude instead of the positive?

And like starting any new exercise program, there is bound to be some pain.  A LOT of pain.  And setbacks.  And days I want to quit.  But just like when I started running, I will keep trying and eventually it will get easier.

PS: This does NOT mean I will be less snarky and sarcastic. I am POSITIVE I will still be snarky and sarcastic. But with a nicer tone of voice!


About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on September 10, 2011, in Blogging and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Whew, glad to hear the snark won’t be going anywhere. I had found myself being really negative and multiplying the negative in my life by focusing on the negative and “exercising” it instead of “exorcising” it. That was why I started the gratitude journal. It’s helped. I’m a New Yorker, so I understand snark and admitting when people and things suck eggs too. So I feel this post a lot.

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