Think Good

Ladies, I’m sorry I’ve been MIA but I’ve been so ridiculously busy! Freida suddenly decided last week that she didn’t like camp and I had to pick her up crying a few hours into the morning two days in a row. Turns out (as the genius young counselor had suggested) that she was getting sick. So – I’ve had her home with fever, cough, cold for a few days… Which, naturally, gave Hudi some fever, cough, and cold – plus, another tooth bud to complain about! And so, as life would have it, instead of having one more week with Freida in camp and a list of chores and errands to knock out last, I was stuck at home nursing and nurturing my two little babes. Which was wonderful and depressing. :)

On Monday I took over for the director of the camp here and I’m running with it until the end of the week. It’s only 5 days, but oh my was it exhausting! I felt like I walked through the twilight zone yesterday as I made an attempt to run “lineup” – who has the stamina for that kind of screaming anymore?? I was pretty humored by the fact that it took so much out of me to sing a few songs at the top of my lungs, and I’m actually kind of looking forward to getting back into it.

Anyways! I’ve been meaning to write a bit about how positive thinking has recently impacted my life, and about this poster that my brother gifted me with when I moved into our new apartment. He had been working on a few lines of art highlighting some chassidic sayings, and being a serious typography lover, this Think Good poster was my favorite.

I remember connecting to this mantra since the very first time I heard of it in middle school. Whether it worked magically or not didn’t really make any difference to me, what I loved about it was how obviously positive a person who’d think like this would become. It just made sense to “think good” either way. I was always a more upbeat and positive person, but when things would start to go wrong I definitely had/have a tendency to start the downhill negative thought process. Which is why this poster helps me so much; it quite literally serves as a constant reminder to keep my thoughts positive. When things are going great, great; and when they’re not going so great, keep thinking great things. That’s basically the gist of it. :)

And you know what? It totally works!

Plus, I love that we hung it in the dining room facing the hallway. I see it all the way down the hall, even lying in my bed!

You can get one of these positive posters here. And, if this isn’t quite your thing, check out the rest of his art for sale!

P.S. I’ve been really into the whole typography thing – especially random words of inspiration. You can have a look at some of my other favorites on my “words” pinterest board.

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