Think Daily Messages
When you get an email, note or card from someone who is thankful for what you have done for them, three-hole punch it and put it in a binder. Writer Austin Kleon calls it a “Praise File”. I call it my “Gratitude Book”.
Not only does it make you want to do more of what people appreciate, but it can help you on your dark days to look back and see that you’ve done some good.
“In the digital age, don’t forget to use your digits!” – Lynda Barry, cartoonist.
Some of us use computers a lot. Some use computers all the time. But don’t forget the analog world we were made for. Do things and create things you can feel, smell, and shape.
Inspiration for the digital world comes from the physical, tactile world.
Your ego thrives in negative thinking. It loves it. Conflict, conspiracy, doom. Your ego rises to “protect you”, when all it is doing is protecting itself by keeping the conflict going.
When you think positive, you chase that ego back, because it can’t do much with positive thinking; there’s no job for it there.
Living well is easier when we don’t have to fight the voice in our head that we think is us.