After an early departure from work today, there was some major catching up on naps today. After the busy-ness of the previous weeks, there was also the opportunity to catch up on some DVR’ed television.
In one of the shows, it was suggested that a character, an executive, was walking around declaring that most everything “sucks.” When others inquired about the mood change, it was suggested that the character was reading Steve Job’s biography and was attempting to emulate the Apple founder.
It seems that there is a broken-ness in anyone who has a default reaction towards what “sucks” about any moment, event, or another’s idea. Jobs got away with it because of his profound sense of perfectionism… but it never made it right for his work relationships or, actually, his relationships in genera
The Youth Culture Report recently shared a report that teenagers that report being happy during their teen years are, a decade later, more likely to earn more then their gloomy contemporaries. The research suggests that “If you’re happy, you have less worries and distractions and stress that probably divert you away from the things that are important…, “ that you are less likely to get stuck sweating out your suck-y feelings and dissatisfactions.
With many blessings in our lives, Thanksgiving week is an opportunity to take on an attitude of gratitude and work towards viewing the promise more than the pain. <image source>