Friday, May 11, 2012

Apparently I've been trying to run 'The Amazing Race' and have hit a speed bump - depression.
If I'm not careful I let myself get into a spiral of increasing immobilization.

Then I have to remember a joke Reagan often told:

Joke- This is a great one for all of the eternal optimists

There are twin boys of five or six. Mom was worried that the boys had developed extreme personalities -- one was a total pessimist, the other a total optimist -- their parents took them to a psychiatrist.

First the psychiatrist treated the pessimist. Trying to brighten his outlook, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with brand-new toys. But instead of yelping with delight, the little boy burst into tears. "What's the matter?" the psychiatrist asked, baffled. "Don't you want to play with any of the toys?" "Yes," the little boy bawled, "but if I did I'd only break them."

Next the psychiatrist treated the optimist. Trying to dampen his out look, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to his knees, and began gleefully digging out scoop after scoop with his bare hands. "What do you think you're doing?" the psychiatrist asked, just as baffled by the optimist as he had been by the pessimist. "With all this manure," the little boy replied, beaming, "there must be a pony in here somewhere"

Of the two, I'd rather be the hopeful one, looking for that pony. I won't give up!

Sigh. Back to baby steps
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    Progress is moving forward. You are a failure only if you quit. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and take those babysteps.

    2700 days ago
    I am glad that you have decided to keep the best outlook. It is not always easy to be optimistic. But I am so happy that you are willing to go the extra mile. emoticon

    2718 days ago
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