Life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.

(Henry David Thoreau)

All right then. I’m getting myself way too down. Now I list what I am satisfied with. The challenge with this, for me, is to not turn it around and find the negative. While I may not write it down here, I always think of something. How do I change how I instinctively think?

  • I am healthy.
  • I always have somewhere to fall back to if things go terribly awry. (namely northern ontario.)
  • I have Adam, and we’re getting married, and my ring is pretty.
  • I learned new things in the past year.
  • My kitties love me very much.
  • I can still play Shadows of Undrentide on my P3 450.
  • I have limitless stores of hope, however unfulfilled they may end up… it’s always still there. Maybe I’m just stubborn.
  • I have already finished christmas shopping.
  • I can play the guitar.
  • I have control over the heat in my bedroom, and I have amazing down slippers.

    • mishamish

      December 12, 2004 at 8:58 pm

      Best way I’ve yet found is to change the way you think WHEN YOUR THINKING ABOUT IT. And learn to pretend that that’s the way you ALWAYS think. Until it is.

      If we humans are going to go around acting otherwise than our nature, we should atleast be able to use it to our advantage, right?

    • xoobee

      December 13, 2004 at 9:14 pm

      I agree. That ‘fake it til you make it’ thing actually works.