To Get It Right

Good Sunday morning! Did you set your clocks back? I forgot, got up, made tea, sat with books, finally looked at the cellphone and was overjoyed! Whoot!– more reading time.

Fire in the fireplace, and it is burning lovely, because I had chimney cleaners out yesterday. What a difference! The day starts cool (not at all cold) and promises to warm up nicely. I’ve got tea and my books beside the fire. Life is good.

It all depends on where you put your focus. There is a lot to be said for hiding from some reality, especially reality that you cannot change. Keeping your vision on the good stuff gets you through. Pollyanna was right.

So was the actress Ruth Gordon, who said in her autobiography:
“To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never — I repeat — never under any conditions face the facts.”

 Gordon was living proof, accomplished enormous success in acting and in writing, and dare I say in living her own life. Look her up.

Enjoy your day!

2 thoughts on “To Get It Right

  1. Hiding from reality we cannot change. This demands pondering. It is not about ignoring the plight of others (or our own), but about recognizing when we cannot change events that have already unfolded; we can only change how we feel about the moment. Am I making any sense?

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    • Perfect sense, PS! Yes, sometimes I can change how I feel about the moment, but often I don’t seem to be able to change =in= that moment. I do know that when I tell myself differently, eventually my feelings catch up.

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