My new year's challenge for 2009? To walk forward with my eyes wide open and welcome new opportunities.
Here's something to chew on: Richard Wiseman, a professor in the UK, studied the difference between lucky and unlucky people. The key difference, he found, was in their behavior and way of thinking. Unlucky people are seemingly so tense that they do not notice opportunities that present themselves. In one fascinating study, he told people to count the photographs in a newspaper. Now, buried in the middle of the newspaper was a half-page ad written in two-inch high letters that said, ‘Tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $50.′ Well guess what. People who described themselves as lucky were more likely to spot the ad than people who described themselves as unlucky.
Moral? Keep your eyes peeled, people! Believe in yourself, and 2009 will be yours for the taking.
And it wouldn't hurt to describe yourself as lucky.
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Nancy presented me with two beautiful awards recently. She is a gentle and generous soul who spends her life daydreaming and creating the most beautiful images. Even while waiting at bus stops. Thank you, Nancy!
"This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
To all my bloggy friends, I feel like we've been friends forever. You are always just a click away. Please share these awards with me. You deserve them!
2009 is the year of the Ox. Dare I say it? Should I??? No, I couldn't. Oh, but I can't resist...
Happy MOO Year!