I don’t know if other people do what I’m going to tell you I do, but what I do is so ingrained in me that I don’t think about it unless I intentionally decide to write a blog post about it.
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I compiled the following of that which is ingrained in me by paying more attention to myself than I normally do, which is to say tuning in to who I am when I’m on auto-pilot.
So here’s what I’m getting at: I have specific things I say to myself when prompted by certain situations. These things are not profound, but they are an indication of who I am when left to my own devices.
Allow me to explain below.
I am a magnet for good.
Years ago I read an article about how you should have a mantra you say whenever you go out into the world. This mantra should empower you AND tell the Universe how to treat you.
There was a list of mantras and I picked this one, primarily because I like literal images I can envision in my pragmatic brain that also have a figurative component that makes my English Lit major heart happy.
I say this out loud whenever I see a school bus filled with kids drive by the house. Those little trapped faces stare out at me and I feel for them, thus I bless them with what I believe is a good idea.
I park in “H” for hell.
There’s a story behind this one. You see, whenever I go to any big box retail store that has a huge parking lot wherein rows are designated with letters of the alphabet I do one particular thing.
I cannot take credit for dreaming up this idea. My mother and her friends did this. Naturally she encouraged me to do the same thing.
Thus being a dutiful daughter I picked a letter, “H” for hell, and always park as close to it as I can. Mom approved, although she rolled her school teacher-y eyes at me concerning the why of the letter I picked.
I say this in the morning as I pour my first cup of coffee into a mug. It’s a blessing and a goal and a hope all in one phrase. I will admit, however, that sometimes I say “muy bueno” or “very good” which impart the same meaning, just in different languages because variety is important.
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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
Do you, like me, consistently say things to yourself in certain situations that if overheard might make someone wonder about you?
If so, care to share what you say?
If you were forced to decide, do you think this post is more flapdoodle-y OR twaddle-ish?
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