Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I didn’t mean it…honest!

Some thoughts following on from yesterday post about selling my house…

A friend of mine is always telling me not to say negative things, eventually you believe them and these spoken words can almost become a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Last night I went out to pick my son up from tennis, I’d like to move within walking distance of the tennis courts so I don’t have to play taxi service so often. It would be more convenient for us both.

But the thought that entered my head while I was driving was…

“By the time we move he’ll have his own driving license!”

I suddenly realised what I was thinking and decided to make a concerted effort to stop the negativity.

I’m going to stop saying IF we move and make sure I always say WHEN. At the moment the words I use are dependent on my mood and the more fed up I am the more I grudgingly say “if”.

My estate agent might have lost hope, at least he is not giving me very much at present, and today’s news is that we are officially in a double dip recession. The odds are highly stacked against me selling for the foreseeable future.

BUT I am going to keep plodding on getting “stuff” sorted, getting rid of clutter to make moving easier WHEN it happens!

I do have FAITH that God has a plan and I need to live like I believe it.

A while ago I wrote about grumpy old Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh.  I had a copy of “Eeyore’s Little Book of Gloom” and “Pooh’s Little Book of Wisdom” but I wanted Tigger’s little book of bounce to complete the set. 

Well a couple of weeks ago youngest son found a copy on the bookshelf – we had it all along!

To be honest most quotes make little sense out of context but here’s one that does.

“Can Tiggers swim?
“Of course they can. Tiggers can do everything.”

I think perhaps the time has come to be a Tigger and believe that everything is possible.


  1. I'm totally with you. My mental trick is to think about where I want to be in my ideal scenario, pick on element of that and give myself five years to get there. Then you can imagine yourself in five years time and think back on all the things you did to get there.

    For some reason I find that less daunting than thinking of me where I am now and planning 12 months in advance. It gives room for flexibility. And just deciding that you WILL be there gives you motivation to start making steps (like clearing your house).

    Once you start making steps, it usually takes half the time you think it will!

    Attitude (and action) is all :-)

  2. Thanks for the comment Meg I remember reading something similar on your blog.
    Where will I be in 5 years time? For me that's too scary to contemplate I'll settle for projecting a just couple of years into the future.
    I'll be moved, settled and have at least finished writing my first book even if it not quite published!