It was an experiment that taught me how often we think negatively. I decided last night just before I fell asleep, that the next day (today) I would think only positive thoughts and say only positive things, no matter what happens.
My plan included if I had a negative thought, I’d substitute it with an imaginary favorite flower – a Colorado Columbine.
I was surprised at how often a negative thought comes up, and if the flowers were real, I’d have a whole basket full of them. It did help, however, because now I know it is possible to control my thinking. No one can do it for me; I must learn to do it myself.
And the challenge that awaits me during a work day, taught me that my positive attitude actually changes peoples’ attitude toward me….it disarms folks.
So there you have it: a simple challenge