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.   


marciamayo said...

I'm a positive person too but also a worrier. I don't know how those go together but that's what I am

kenju said...

"I tend not to worry about things I have no control over. I fix what I can and move on."

My sentiments exactly!

Arkansas Patti said...

I love that saying and may look for a sampler with it. I also tend to annoy the stew out of friends with my positive attitude and up beat personality. It is hard not to want to share.

Olga said... words to live by. I just love that quote.