April 4, 2012
Director of Awesomeness
I’ve been thinking about something for the last few days. About how I keep saying I’m a shit magnet. I worried that my declaration, even in jest, would somehow magnetize even more shit my way. I may have been correct, because we started popping up sick with the stomach flu right after that. It has involved, you guessed it….SHIT. This is turning into a shit opera. A shit fest. A blog about….shit. However, I do have a genuine belief that I control my destiny, and perhaps the entire universe, with my thoughts. Of course I’m being silly, but there is merit to some of it. Someone responded to my shit magnet post by encouraging me to direct amazing things my way by believing that I am amazing. As it happens, it was the exact thought I myself had been pondering for days.
The truth is that I don’t really believe I’m a shit magnet. I’ve been victim to a fair share of unfortunate circumstances (fate), but what I know is that I haven’t released a magnitude of negative energy into the universe because of it. Quite the opposite. I’ve accepted my fate, done a bang up job of spinning it, and released it back. Queen of spin. I am a positive thinker, and I genuinely believe that we are surviving as well as we are because we are so damned sure that things will be awesome. I affirm this to my boys daily. I’ve said repeatedly that ‘this’ won’t define us. I won’t let it. Of that I am sure. No one thing will hold us down. Not even a string of many bad things. Because we are survivors. Here is something I know about survivors. They laugh. They laugh at inappropriate times. They find humor in dark places. They talk about stuff, deep stuff, like it’s no big deal. Because it’s life. They don’t care, at all, what people think. No matter what happens, they believe they control their own destiny. They hit rock bottom, and immediately begin digging their way out. I’m not talking about preempting fate…but controlling how we react to it. Everyone has that power.
At this point in my life, I have very little fear. I know that things will be ok. I just know they will. Hand to God. I know deep down we are
awesomeness personified. I responded to
the poster this morning by saying that I would start directing awesomeness my
way by declaring that we shall be fabulously happy today and every day, my boys
shall have fabulous happy lives and I shall be pursued by dozens of fabulous,
hot, rich men who want to be awesome role models to my boys. That’s a start, right? I’ll report back soon with some awesome
tales. None of which will involve the
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