I can’t say I ever envisioned tundra being as pretty as this picture makes it look. Somehow I thought of tundra as being a cold and featureless dessert. The carpet of red flowers at the foothills of the mountains seem quite pretty to me. I suppose that my block lists on Empire Avenue and Facebook are another sort of tundra. A place where I banish people I don’t wish to interact with. I had to block yet another 800 shareholder for stealing mission eaves today.
I well understand that some folks simply will not want to write a comment. But when it’s clearly stated that that is what the mission is for, is it unreasonable of me to take offense when someone claims my 10,000 eaves but doesn’t leave a comment as I asked? I also blocked a 200 shareholder for the same reason. And my share price, which rolled at 0.00 and had climbed up to +0.03 on a few sales dropped down to -0.25. Some days are just not fun.
I find myself thinking that my bi-polar disorder is rather like undulating between depression and elation, with stops off along the way at lesser versions of those moods. Sometimes, it seems to me that writing these blog posts each day tends to make me more aware of my moods, even though sometimes (or perhaps often) I’m not really sure what my mood is until I sit down to write about it. And many times, the very act of writing changes my mood. Funny thing, the mind.
My acquaintance Karen Briggs, who suggested today’s three words, recently posted a very well-written rant about the sometimes mindless positivity with which some folks fill their Facebook streams. While I quite enjoyed her article, I find that I can not agree with her that a positive attitude is not worth pursuing when one is going through a rough time. While I know all to well that sometimes things can go very badly, I also know from my own experience that a great deal of what we experience of life takes place in our minds. And taking the time to tend to our mental images can pay off in huge rewards. While I would never try to reduce a philosophy to a bumper sticker slogan, I actually try rather hard to remember how important it is to visualize success and to focus on achieving goals, even on day’s when it seems everything is shit.