Tuesday, 11 September 2007


The new ultra positive me has had a few challenges these last few days. My car got sick, about $500 worth of sick and trying to find a positive in that has been difficult. In addition to the unexpected cost, I had planned to go the the gym this morning, and take my girls to creche.

Instead of having the car collected or getting a lift from someone, I decided that we (me and the girls) would drive to the garage, walk to the gym, workout or play, walk home, rest and walk back to get the car later today. Another obstacle was that Miss T presented with a temperature last night - but no sign of it this morning so off we went. She did really well, it was quite a long walk for a 3 (nearly 4) year old. The 2 year old was in the pram, it would have taken a week to get there if I had let her walk as well. Everyone at the gym was very impressed that she had walked all the way and so was I.

The positives

1 we saw butterfly's
2 we saw pretty flowers
3 we saved on fuel
4 we got fresh air
5 we increased our incidental exercise
6 I may have got a little sun on my very white arms (no flashes of the legs yet though still too cold for me)

It may even encourage us to walk to the gym once in a while in the future.

Why all the positives? I was realised that half my conversations were with people complaining about something or other and then I felt the need to 'trump' them with the terrible time I was having. Well, no more - everyone has little challenges every day, but I want to live and focus on the positives, happy thoughts make for happy people and happy families. There are too many bad things in this world that we don't need to make disasters out of little challenges. So what, I am without a car for the day. I am thankful though that I have a car every other day of the year. I am thankful that I have the health to be able to walk this "one" day.

It's not really all that bad.

This does not mean I have become a happy, cheery, annoyingly "up" person, just that I will no longer be drawn into all things dreary.


Yummy Mummy said...

What a terrific 'postive' post! Often when you think about something like walking withthe kids, you talj yourself out of it even before you begin!!! All it takes is the right attitude and it becomes easy!
glad you got the right attitude for the job!!!

Kek said...

Great plan, Claire...it does seem that when we associate with negative people, it rubs off on us. I'm with you - I need to make a conscious effort to be more positive too. Thanks for the reminder!