Saturday, March 13, 2010
When things are going good, Snoopy does the Dance of Joy to show how happy he is. We are always willing to mope around when things are going not quite so good but we don't express ourselves when things are good. This is a basic error. Attitudes are contagious and counter-effect each other. Suppose some good stuff happens and you take a Ho-Hum attitude about it and your pleasure meter reads about zero or maybe even plus one. then something bad happens, maybe even a minus eight type of event. You are now somewhere between minus eight and minus seven. Suppose however that when the good stuff was happening, instead of being Ho Hum and sitting at plus one, you let your self go and were at plus five which is where you really belong. Now when the minus eight happens you are at minus three which is a lot easier to recover from than a minus eight.
When good stuff happens, revel in it!
Do the Dance of Joy!