That’s when you’re using ‘positive thinking’ as a mask to hide behind.
I’ve learned over time that being positive still has its role. Apparently, if we smile even when we don’t feel like it, our brains eventually get the message and we smile for real. That’s a role I can get on board with! Sometimes we can’t control negative things, so it is possible to stop focusing on them – without denying they exist – and focus on something else more positive.
If you’re feeling blue, try painting yourself yellow. The brain’s a sucker for a happy trick!
Behind Door #17 – Amazing Gracie – a sheer, very pale pink creme. This is another classic shade that also featured in the 2013 calendar. I love how pale and gentle it is, though this can mean it takes three coats for full opacity.
Delegate the negative, accentuate the positive
Dealing with a negative experience doesn’t mean actively living it 100% of the time – it means not hiding from it. The type of people who have dealt with it can then put it to one side, focusing on the positive experiences they have, which only strengthens their recovery.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless
This child was a legend – dressed in pjs and slippers and just happily jogging up and down this one piece of floor! In that moment I really missed being a kid – at no other point in our lives (…maybe as a drunk adult…) are we so happy to just run in a straight line. For all we know, the little boy was imagining something far more exciting than being in an airport.
Recapturing my inner child will have to be another New Years Resolution, imagination and all.
So what did I do with these three polishes?
I went for an angel! The markets in Cologne were awash with angels made of glass, metal and wood so when Amazing Gracie popped up I knew straight away what I wanted to do!