Thursday, February 12, 2009

OK, It's Alright with Me*

*A song I've just put into my Jazzercise set - way cool.

Actually, there is something going on I'm noticing. Here's what it is... I've always known that I'm a ridiculously optimistic person - to the point where I forget bad things ever happening (just block them from my mind), and always look at the bright side.

Which is fine, most of the time. And if it's not, how would I know, anyway?

Lately though, with the economy heading south and other things, it seems sometimes like I'm the only person in the world who is NOT struggling. Which is nice for me, but it limits my conversations somewhat.

I don't like to have "awfulizing" conversations where we talk about how bad everything is. I find them boring at least, and unpleasant at worst. And yet, I keep finding myself in these discussions and end up sitting mute. (Which, if you know me, you know is really strange!)

I really just want to say to people, "yeah, I get it's bad... But isn't there anything good we could talk about?"


  1. I'm learning some powerful stuff about the difference between "descriptive language" that talks about how things are and predicts how they will be in the future, and "generative language," which creates the future by opening up possibilities and desirable outcomes.

    I'm reading "The Three Laws of Performance," and they have just started a blog you might want to check out. Go to

  2. Well, you'd never know there was a recession in this part of the world especially when you try to go to the mall! You are just fine being "alright' with the state of the economy (or lack thereof!)

    Su Srikanth

  3. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Hello Rachel,

    I have a good news: I am pregnant with baby n4! So, when you see me next summer I will probably be huge for your birthday party... Enjoy your time in France and continue to keep us posted...

    Muriel Damers