Who got to hold a 15 foot snake, snapping turtle and bearded dragon this weekend? This girl!
Evan’s 8th birthday party was on Saturday, and because of his extreme love for reptiles, I endured 18 children under the age of 10 AT MY HOUSE, a traveling reptile zoo, and lots of slimy, slithering creatures. That’s when you know how much you REALLY love someone. In any case, I survived both of our birthdays last week and am still sane (somewhat).
Meanwhile, my sister-in-law (one of the coolest women I know and a fantastic writer) sent me this, and I love it! Thanks Lynn!
This morning while getting my coffee in my workplace cafe, I overheard two women speaking about shopping. One of them said to the other, in her eastern European accent, “Yeah, but you can find good deals if you look hard. Like the other day, I found a BCBG dress for $50. I thought to myself, ‘It’s beautiful. I’m not even going to try it on. I’m going to take it home and it’s going to fit perfectly.'” My immediate thought was that she was naive, or that only she in her size 0 figure could just take a dress home and have it fit perfectly.
But her words kept ringing in my head all day, in her accent of course. “I’m going to take it home and it’s going to fit perfectly.” Her words were so confident and brave. What if I approached everything with such provocation? Maybe my life would become a self-fulfilling prophecy if I assumed everything was going to work out well. I started applying it to my day: It helps if you use the accent.
“I’m going to look at my emails and get them sorted perfectly.”
“I’m going to call the client and it will work out perfectly.”
“I’m going to have just a little bit of a healthy lunch and it will be just the right amount.”
Confident. Bold. Righteous. Assumptive.
I like this way of thinking. I’m going to give it a shot this week…..and it’s going to work perfectly.