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Sunday, 12 April 2009

Chocolate vs. Cynicism



I can't remember whether I mentioned that my resolution for Lent was to try to give up negativity. Everyone else seems to give up chocolate or sweets these days, but although I did that once or twice as a kid, it was too easy and there didn't seem much point to it. Trying to be more positive, though, could hardly be more worthwhile - surely?

Success is less measurable - instead of being able to say that I made it to Easter Sunday without a morsel of chocolate passing my lips, I instead have to say that, honestly, of course I didn't make it through 40 days without any negative thoughts crossing my mind. In that sense I could never have expected to succeed.

I'm human.

I'm imperfect.

What I've tried to do is to notice when I'm being negative; to spot when I'm being cynical or unnecessarily down about things, and to try and turn my thoughts around, or at the very least to refrain from inflicting such thoughts on other people.

Logically, while everyone else is tucking in to their Easter eggs today, I should be entitled to indulge myself in a bout of negative thinking.

Honestly, though? I think I'd rather stick to the chocolate.

9 comments:

Kazzy said...

I try to stay positive but then a bad driver pulls out in front of me. So I just pop in some chocolate and have a little negative thought and have done with it! LOL.

marina villatoro said...

I'm right there with you, although I'm not a big fan of chocolate:) but I'll try anything!
The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

Kazzy said...

you try to be positive and then someone pulls out in front of you, so you eat chocolate, have your negative thought and have done with it!

Domestic Executive said...

Having positive thoughts is a much better thing. It makes you feel better alround. Have you seen www.operationnice.com?

musing said...

A worthwhile goal, and realizing we're being negative is over the half the battle.

P.S. I'm pretty sure eating chocolate helps me be more positive.

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Thank you so very much for your sweet comment and YES, YES, YES.....please do join in our "Friday Shoot-Out" gang (I'm throwing gang signs right now!!).
Just follow the topic....this Friday is:
My Hometown's Native Foods and Resturant's.
suggested by the lovely Loida in China.
We have a real blast doing this every week and there are absolutely no rules. We just want to see your town through your eyes. Kind of like a free vacation, no?
Oh, welcom aboard girl and I can't wait to see your photo's!!
Take good care and........

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Papa and Mema said...

Rachel, You have a high quality blog. Thanks for joining the Shoot-ou gang. Looking forward to it. Gordon

Abe Lincoln said...

Nice writing and I also like your photo. I am thankful that you liked my hummingbird on My Birds Blog.

Cate said...

I'm eating a small (ahem) box of choccies as I'm reading this. This is a fun blog and great reading. Love your writing style. And thanks fr calling in on my blog. Come over the Korea and try the hand-made chocolates. Sweet potato included :)

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