When the alarm sounded shortly after 4 this morning, one of the little voices in my head said, "Aw, you don't need to get up. You can mow the grass when you get home today and count that as your daily exercise." The other little voice, which is normally a little scared to speak up, said, "Just get your butt up."
Yes, I hear voices. One of 'em is bad; one of 'em is good.
Everybody hears voices, don't they? Man, I hope so ...
So I listened to Mr. Good Voice, and got my butt out of bed, drank some coffee, checked my e-mail and got ready to head off to the gym for another 5 a.m. workout. I forgot about telling myself, "Today is going to be a great day," until I was tying my shoes, so I did it then, once or twice. Said my little prayer, "God, thank you and please help me focus on a positive attitude," as I was sitting on an exercise bench, resting between sets of dumbbell curls.
This morning at school, I tried the smiling thing again, and it actually felt pretty good. My face doesn't stay that way for very long, but I think it does indeed make you feel good inside when there's a smile on your face. And I was Mr. Patience as I monitored one of my morning classes working on a project. To keep these guys and gals focused and behaving for an entire hour is not easy. I almost shut it down after about 40 minutes, but I took a deep breath and held on. They did OK.
Haven't uttered any negative comments that I can think of, and haven't dwelt on any negative thoughts, so I'm going to judge Day Three of my "30 days of positive" project another big success. So far, so good.
But wait ... BIG NEWS ... I just found out that the e-book version of my newly-redesigned and reissued book, "Finding God in Texas," is now listed on amazon. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Finding-God-Texas-John-Clark-ebook/dp/B00JXP7448/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398454992&sr=8-2&keywords=finding+god+in+texas
Please be so kind as to check it out. My new publisher will be ever so happy. And after you read it, please post a nice review. Thanks in advance, and the new paperback version is on its way, as well!
Ciao, y'all ...