HOPE

 DAILY POST CHALLENGE:  Hope springs eternal even in a Cranky Old Lady’s heart.

Suddenly none of my posts are appearing on Post a Day or the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I assume I am not tagging them properly.  Have tried many things, nothing working.

Hopping for the best, planning to be disappointed.

I know this one was  a good post and should have appeared under the photo challenge as HOPE or the Daily Post.  Sigh makes me paranoid and cranky, but am changing the tags and hoping for the best.

STAYING STRONG TIP  Dreaming of smashing my computer eases my crankiness.  Was it the Catholic church that said thoughts were the same as actions or punish bad thoughts the same as bad deeds?  Not fair and would be labeled by some as delusional.  Piaget, who studied how children think, called thinking thoughts were the equivalent of behavior pre-operational thought processes.  I call it magical thinking.

Piaget thought everyone grew out of such beliefs by the age of six or seven.  That is when most children gain enough control when the capacity to think logically began to bloom. Sadly, negative emotions and stress push most of us back to magical thinking.

The tip: Do a quick reality check before acting on a feeling.  Take a calming breath and ask yourself am I acting on reason or emotion? Moreover, all the studies show that if the most logical people think they are acting on reason, and most of the time we act on emotion.  So also ask before acting, is this going to make thinks better or worse?  And the question that matters most? Will anyone be hurt?  And that includes you.  Most often when we act on our emotions without careful thought we hurt or get hurt.

Thinking before acting keeps you from being described as  anonymous described a friend, “He fell out of the stupid tree and hit every branch on the way down.”

PRACTICE KINDNESS:  If this post does not make it to the Daily Post and you can help me figure out why, please share your thoughts.

5 Comments

  1. Okay I just looked at your tags above. You should use the following tag words: Weekly Photo Challenge, postaday2012, postaweek2012, Humor. (Read this on Tags: http://en.support.wordpress.com/?s=tags) You can also add a link to the Daily Post blog which will then pingback to you. Simply copy the link and add it to your word Hope. How? When you open a post to edit or write, there is a bar with helping tools. One of them says “link.” First you highlight the word you want to link, then you click on the “link” button, then you add the link and hit submit. Voila!
    In this case, the link you want to add to your word HOPE is http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/weekly-photo-challenge-hope/
    Best,
    Eliz

    • Genius, anget, I bow down before you. If you got back a dollar for every act of kindness you bless others with, you would be richer than Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Oprah. Thank you so much. In an effort to get finish the read aloud part of editing my novel so it can move to copy editor’s more discerning eye, I am shifting my work schedule. Edit in the morning and read blogs and post after dinner if energy is left. Hopefully that will only last this week and then I will turn my full attention to making money doing good via Emotional Fitness Training. Thank you again and again and again.

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