First name Cynic, last name Always
½ empty was my glass ever since I tagged my name in the hallways
I mastered P for pessimistic; optimism? Didn't get it.
Always late to the game, alarm clocks I never set it.
“Now let’s get off this negative tip and go positive…”
Hi, my name is Mr. A and I am a pessimist. I've been clean for about...::checks watch::...eight minutes now. I was hoping to find a sponsor but I don't think that's going to happen. Damn. Ok, I've been clean for about 8 seconds now.
When you allow the dog of disappointment to sleep in your bed, you will wake up with the fleas of failure. I was speaking to my mother and I was in the midst of one of my negative rants and she stopped me mid sentence to
order me to suggest that I stop speaking negative. "What you speak will be!" She has said this many times before, I am after all, a cynic. I could tell this time though that she was mad frustrated with me. It's a good thing my mother is one of those good peoples because she could have abandoned my gloom and doom ass long ago. Sure I've been disappointed and had my fair share of failures, but even though tomorrow isn't promised to us, I still expect to wake up. Whether I do or do not is a different story/topic altogether; it's the expectation that I will that matters. Not in a sense of taking tomorrow and life in general for granted, but it's a daily practice of optimism. So if I can be optimistic about that which is not promised to me, or any of us, surely I can take it a step further and apply it to my daily life; right? Right. Disappointment, yeah, it'll happen, but don't sleep with it. Cleanse thyself with Silver Lining Shampoo and leave those failure fleas behind (a little corny I know but...refer to Wednesday's post and you'll understand). Have a great day!