Friday, June 24, 2011
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
I absolutely love this quote. I have always been a positive person...seeing the glass half full rather than half empty. I have also annoyed more than just a few people along the way with my attitude. It seems that worriers don't like to be shown the positive side of things. It messes with their brains or something.
I have always wondered just how much of our personalities are inherited through our gene pools. My dad was a very positive, upbeat person who always said he wasn't stressed he was just a carrier. He said he'd probably never get ulcers, just give em. My mother was a worrier. She was a self-schooled medical professional of the Reader's Digest School of Medicine. She had you diagnosed before you ever set foot in a physician's office. I guess I'm somewhere in the middle. I tend not to worry about things I have no control over. I fix what I can and move on. But if worrying will solve my problem.....I'll get right on it.
I remember when the doctor told me I was having twins. My first question was, "Is there anything I should be worried about." He replied, "Nothing that worrying will change, just go home and take it easy." Now, I got right on that "Take it easy" part and I didn't worry at all. I delivered full-term twins weighing in at 6 lbs and 5 1/2 pounds so my strategy must have paid off.