The Power of Positive Thinking–Take 2

It’s been a yucky past week and I’ve been swirling in the muck for a couple of days now.  You know, those awful, swirling pits of quicksand that suck you in every so often, despite your best intentions.  The last time this happened, I countered it by spearheading a One Week Only Online Special devoted to The Power of Positive Thinking.

Well, it’s high time to run that sucker again, my friend.

Wanna join me?

Aw, c’mon.  You know you do.

Remember how much better you felt once you started focusing on all the good awesome wonderful stuff going on in your life and you stopped putting all your energy into all that yuckiness? I do, and damn, it felt great.

Besides, it’s February, that dark, dreariest of dreary winter months.  Yikes! I mean it’s February: the days are getting longer, um, um, um…it’s almost Valentine’s Day….um…. OK, I’m a little rusty here, I admit it. But I’m gonna work on it and I hope you will, too.

OK, here we go.  One week only, starting today: February 9th-February 16th.

Remember, I’m going to be sticking with the good stuff right alongside you. And I’ll be posting updates (or what I’m grateful for that day) under the comments section, to keep myself on task.  Please!  For the love of God, sign up alongside me!  Help this poor sister get herself back on track!

(Cue Chariots of Fire theme song.  Oh, by golly!  We need some lighthearted laughter around here, dontcha think?)

Still not ready to sign up?  Just see what this experiment can do!  It slices, it dices, it even cuts through cardboard!  All for the low, low price of …

that’s right!  zilch, zip, nada.

But wait!  There’s more….

Sign up today and you’ll even get a FREE GIFT to start you off.  That’s right!  My very own gratitude list for the day!  Hurray!

Hurry!  Don’t wait!  This FREE gratitude gift can be yours– but only if you sign up right away!  (Offer is absolutely transferable and good in 99 states except for; offer expires after one year or Nico’s quest to count o infinity, whichever comes first; offer may be shared or traded with family and friends; offer remains standing for as long as you remember and/or remind me about it; offer good for as long as you’re willing to read this annoying fine print.)

Day #1. What Tanja’s grateful for today:

  1. a long, hot shower
  2. my dog, who was oh so happily waiting for me when I got home
  3. my awesome friends, for listening to me kvetch

How about you?

If you need a little more inspiration, check out what I wrote last time around, back in July:

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea that you create whatever you’re focusing on.  So, if–like me–you’ve been focusing on all the sucky parts of your life, you’re actually (drum roll, please) creating–that’s right!–more drama and yuckiness-to-come.  But if you’re one of those more highly-evolved aliens–I mean human–beings out there who manage to focus on all the good you’ve got going on, well then, congrats!, you’re already well on your way to reeling in all those goodies coming your way.

If you live in Boulder, like I do, or any other Berkeley-type place where old hippies reside (and most of the population makes their living from body or spiritual work), then you’ll already understand what I’m talking about. If not, you’re going to think I’m nuts.

Fair enough.

All I’m asking is that you try it for one week, right here, alongside me.  We’ll form some kind of online mutual positive-support society so that when your spouse or your boss starts being a pain in the ass, you can blow it off and focus on that great cup of coffee coming your way, or the great night out you just had with your friends.

It’s a lot to ask, I know.  But I think it’s going to make a huge difference in our lives.  And if one week seems absolutely impossible, try one day instead.

Capice? (This is where I sent someone from The Sopranos out to bend your fingers back into an impossibly painful position.)

You can do it!  You can do it!  You can do it!  (It’s a good thing I was a cheerleader in 3rd grade, don’t you think? Who says elementary school isn’t important?!)

OK!  Off I go to find some good thinking kind of thoughts around here…

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7 Responses to The Power of Positive Thinking–Take 2

  1. Dana February 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    4 days in Mexico with my husband without my kids.

    • tpajevic February 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

      Damn! That beats the pants off my day, for sure.

      Today, I’m thankful for the GPS system Ken bought that I didn’t want but which saved my ass when I got lost in South Denver. I’m also thankful for my friend E, checking in on me. And finally, I’m super-thankful to Ken, for stepping up when I needed him most.

      • tpajevic February 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

        Today, I’m thankful for Nico’s laugh, snuggling with my kids and running into friends.

        • tpajevic February 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

          Today, I’m grateful that Ken and I finally got our act together and cleared out 8 garbage bags worth of old stuff to Goodwill, whoo-hoo! I’m also thankful that as the day wore on, I actually started acting more positively instead of faking it.

          • tpajevic February 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

            Here’s what I’m thankful for today: all the folks who are emailing to tell me what they’re grateful for. Go, you super-stars, go!

            I’m also super-thankful for remembering that Dove now produces some of their chocolate in a nut-free facility while I was at the grocery store this morning. After a quick Google, I was able to find some safe chocolate for my kid to eat on Valentine’s day–without having to special order it. This was huge!

          • tpajevic February 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

            Today, I’m thankful for Juliet Seskind and her awesome NIA class! I’m also thankful to JP for listening to me kvetch, and to Ken, for once again stepping up to the plate. Go, team, go!

          • tpajevic February 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

            Yikes, I forgot to post what I was thankful for yesterday! So, here it is, a little late: Gabriel drawing me a heart, Nico telling me his favorite part of the day was playing LEGOs with me, and running into an old friend on Pearl St.

            Here’s what I’m thankful for today: Nico’s teacher, for taking the time to work things out with me, my dance class teacher, for her boundless energy and great sense of humor, and my friends, for putting up with me.

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