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Look out for that (purring) black cat!

01-13-2012

I've always loved Friday the 13th, ever since the 7th grade when a boy I liked asked me to roller skate at a skate party the evening of Friday the 13th. That one was in January, too! (And when we held hands, I didn't get too sweaty!)

This morning, when I awoke and remembered that it was Friday the 13th, I wondered what kind of fun things would happen today. And I was suddenly reminded of the other morning when I was about to take a short walk to the postal box and said to myself, "Wow, what wonderful things will happen on the way?" As I was walking, I noticed a couple laughing and holding hands. I saw a gorgeous reflection of the sun in a window. I felt grateful for the ability to walk. I saw a woman's whimsical yellow shoes.

I'm not a naturally optimistic person. So I need lots of extra oomphing-up to make the days feel good. The truth is, I spend A LOT of time focused on actively turning my attention to things that make me feel good. Otherwise, it likely I'd fall into depression, anxiety, or worry. That just seems to be a more natural state for me.  (I've got an extra special active monkey mind!)

But what's so amazing is that it actually WORKS to consciously look for what is working. It FEELS GOOD to consciously look for what feels good. It is FUN to consciously look for what is fun. And as you might guess, it is like pumping water: once you get going, the stuff just flows.

So lots of folks believe Friday the 13th is a bad luck day. And I bet if they look for it, they'll find lots of dark and gloomy stuff to support that belief. But I encourage you to join my camp.

Can you consider that Friday the 13th is a lucky day for you? Will you look for good things throughout your day to support this belief? Heck, who knows, maybe you'll even ask someone you like to roller skate (holding hands!) today. Then you'll be someone else's good luck for Friday the 13th. And maybe they'll remember it for 35 years, too.

P.S. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Or what good fortune you stumble upon/create today. If you're reading this via email, click here. Otherwise, if you're live on the blog page, just scroll down.

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