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Progress concerning my two-day-old "30 days of positive" project was kicked off the front page by much more exciting news. Today, I signed my first official book publishing contract, and the redesigned, reissued version of "Finding God in Texas" will soon make its debut in e-book and paperback form.
Pretty damn exciting. For me, anyway.
But, back to the project. Day two has been another success. I started off first thing this morning by saying, "Today is going to be a great day," four or five times as I washed my face and brushed my teeth and did all that good stuff, shortly after 4 a.m., as I got ready to go to the gym for a workout. I also said my prayer, "God, thank you for everything, and please help me focus on a positive attitude today." Said that one three times.
Funny thing ... my close friend and brother, Bobby, told me a long time ago that he says that affirmation about it being a great day as soon as he wakes up every morning. He suggested I try it, as well, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Sort of like I find it pretty much impossible to look at myself in the mirror and say that I love myself. Just kind of weird, and not sure I really believe it, anyway. But this morning, when I said those words over and over, I actually kind of started to believe it might be true. Today is going to be a great day. I think I'll try that again tomorrow!
So I did my affirmation, said my little prayer, got my dose of daily exercise, haven't uttered any negative comments or really thought any negative thoughts, all day long. I'm writing now, so writing every day is covered, as well. All that's left on the list, I think, is playing the guitar, practicing the saxophone, and doing a little meditation.
Heck, I might be able to do this ...
Ciao, y'all ...
A few reviews of John's books
The 30-Day Optimism Solution:
“Part memoir, part informative text. You get both when reading 'Depression Blues' by John H. Clark III. Mr. Clark shares his struggles with depression in an honest and real way, and as the book progresses, so does his hope. Woven into the story as jumping off points are bits of information about depression and ways to "conquer" the sadness, loneliness, and despair that comes with it.
Mr. Clark becomes more than an author in this book; he becomes a friend who understands the pain of depression and provides light. I recommend this book to anyone looking for light or to anyone who knows someone with depression and wants to learn more.”
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