This morning when I was using my lint roller on my black pants, I was thinking to myself how poor its quality was, and I regretted not buying something better. So, these thoughts are ruminating in my head, right? And what happens next? *snap* The roller breaks in mid-use, even though it had always worked fine during the two or three months I’ve had it. Lesson learned!

This example of the law of attraction served as a reminder that my thoughts and emotions affect my life, including me personally and the people and objects surrounding me.

So today I am turning over a new leaf and remembering to be mindful and thankful of everything good in my life. Also, every time I have a negative thought, I will in turn focus on a positive thought to replace it. Example: “Oh, this traffic sucks” will be supplanted by, “I am so glad I have a comfy car, and look what a beautiful day it is.”

My route to work is 35 mph. And that’s by design. I purposely avoid the freeways and also commercially zoned streets where the speed limit is 45 mph. The vast majority of my route is zoned residential.

Also, I like going through the two or three school zones I encounter during my commute. They add value to my drive.

"Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence— the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart."

"When we use our attention to touch and open the deeper truth in a person, we not only catalyze the experience of love, we become love. The source of love is revealed to be within us; we no longer have to go looking for it somewhere outside."
— Nicole Daedone, "Love Becomes Her"

I activated comments on my posts via Disqus. Just wanted to mention it. :)

"Nothing is more wondrous about the fifteen billion neurons in the human brain than their ability to convert thoughts, hopes, ideas and attitudes into chemical substances. Everything begins, therefore, with belief. What we believe is the most powerful option of all."
— Norman Cousins
"One must believe in the possibility of happiness in order to be happy."
— Leo Tolstoy

G’nite, beautiful stars and moon.

Someone once told me, “Don’t let anyone tell you who you are.”

I don’t have cable or watch TV, but here at work, they have one tuned to election coverage nonstop. Every time I happen to overhear some of it, I feel both nauseous and embarrassed. Also, offended, bored, disappointed, annoyed.

A lot of what I feel, I think, has to do with how ultimately meaningless it is.

ThisĀ  morning, I took time to remember that people everywhere are suffering, including those I encounter everyday in my circle of existence. So, I remembered to act accordingly.