Sunday, September 21, 2014

That's GOOD!

That picture is from the television show, "Hee Haw", from several years back. The guy on the left is the late Archie Campbell and the guy on the right is Roy Clark, during a skit they would do called, "That's Good, That's Bad".
In this skit, Archie would tell Roy about a string of events that happened over a period of time. For example, Archie told Roy that he fell out of an airplane.
Roy: That's bad!
Archie: No, that's good.
Roy: How is that good?
Archie: I saw a haystack down below.
Roy: That's good!
Archie: No, that's bad.
Roy: How is that bad?
Archie: I also saw a pitchfork sticking up and out of the haystack!
Roy: Oh, that IS bad.
Archie: No, that's good.
Roy: How is that good?
Archie: I missed the pitchfork!
Roy, Well, THAT'S good.
Archie: No, that's bad.
Roy: How is that bad?
Archie: I missed the haystack, too!
I loved that little skit and it still makes me laugh even now. In reality, there IS good and bad that can be found in just about every situation. Much of it depends on what we focus on, right?
Oh, I know, this can be a bit over-simplified but, I just want to make a simple point today...the first day of the week and, perhaps, the first day of your work week.
You have the opportunity to set the tone for the week TODAY! That being said, it is important to focus on maintaining a POSITIVE attitude in spite of what may be negative in your world or as a part of your world.
I want to encourage you to focus on what is GOOD in your life and in your world today. I actually want you to start off by writing down FIVE things that are good in your life.
Go on, DO IT!
I'll start you off with #1: YOU ARE ALIVE TODAY.
"As long as there is breath, there is hope." That's right, you have OPPORTUNITY today because you are alive and breathing today. As bad as some things may be in your world right now, you have the chance to improve things - even just a little - TODAY.
So now you only have to start with 4 more (but be sure to put that first one down and think about it) and then go from there. As you have breaks throughout your day, write down some more. Maybe even keep this list out on your desk and add to it as things come to mind.
See if you can't at least come up with TEN before the day is over and, if possible, just let it flow and see how many you can come up with. You may be surprised!
Let's change the title of a novel up a little bit and use it like this:
"Something GOOD this way comes!"
Write that at the top of your paper and repeat it often as you go through your day.
Think about it, write it all down and be thankful. And then, EXPRESS THAT THANKS.
That's GOOD!
Until next time, always be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"



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