Sunday, April 1, 2007

A changed man

Time for a little self-reflection.

  • I'm going to be optimistic, and know that carrying a perpetually sunny outlook will make positive things happen in my life.
  • I'm going to always look for the best in people, because they never disappoint, deceive or let you down.
  • I will eschew science and logic and realize that good things only happen through faith and beliefs that cannot be rationally explained.
  • Television is a vast wasteland, and I won't spend another hour watching it.
  • People's past behavior is no indication of who they truly are in the present, and everyone deserves trust.
  • Smoking and drinking are harmful vices, don't bring me any joy, and I'll quit to enjoy a rich, happy life well into old age.
  • People are inherently selfless, only worrying about the good they can do for others.
  • Bitterness is a negative emotion and counter-productive. It will make me feel better to let go of old grudges and forgive the people who have treated me like a doormat anytime over the past 41 years.
  • Worrying about using a coaster, emptying an ashtray, cleaning up immediately after a meal, labeling file folders and putting every single item in my home in the "right place" is maddening. A little clutter and mess is good, and I'll let go of my OCD tendencies.
  • I'll look in the mirror every day and see a well adjusted, happy and handsome person, come to accept myself faults and all, and truly love me for who I am.
  • I finally agree with Whitney Houston: "I believe the children are our future, Teach them well and let them lead the way, Show them all the beauty they possess inside, Give them a sense of pride..."
  • I think the earth is our most precious resource and I care about what happens to it long after I'm gone. I'm going to get an electric car, turn my AC up above 70 and start recycling.
  • After thinking about it, I realize how much joy is brought to a sportscast by Shannon Sharpe, Joe Theismann, Michael Irvin, Stuart Scott, Bryant Gumbel, Terry Bradshaw, Sterling Sharpe, Tim McCarver and Stephen A. Smith.
  • I'm happy and blessed and things could be much worse.

I think I just looked at the calendar.....and realized what day it is.


  1. Studies show that optimists live on average 7 years longer than pessimists. Poor bastards.


  2. Exactly. Just more time to suffer, and keep having pleasant expectations dashed on the rocky cliffs of reality.