“Thank you” is the answer to so many things.
It’s not some trite amenity your mother conditioned you to say.
Instead of waking up, reading the headlines (all bad news) and thinking about the pile of work you’ve got to do and the pile of bills you’ve got to pay, press “pause.”
Start your day with “Thank you.” You’ve got a home in the suburbs?
You’re gainfully employed?
You’ve got a family you love?
Cliché alert: It’s always darkest before the dawn.
People will tell you what you can’t do and you can listen. Or you can look at how far you’ve come and you can fix your gaze higher.
I had business cards made years before I actually was a Freelance Writer.
I told my infant son “every day’s a good day” before it was actually true.
Sometimes you’ve got to “name it and claim it” so it sinks into your pores that change is possible.
Here’s a new cliché that I hope catches on. Don’t ever let “the facts” talk you out of your dreams.
Pack up your troubles in an old kit bag, and only carry a clutch big enough to hold hope (and maybe a lipstick!)