Everyday I open my cupboard (I once took a flight to London and they announced on the loudspeaker, “The larder is open all night.” (Don’t you love the words larder and cupboard? So quaint.)
Ah yes, where was I?
Everyday I open the cupboard and there’s a yellow Post-it note scotch-taped to a shelf (Post-It notes do not stay affixed forever although they are so useful so why quibble?)
Everyday I open the cupboard and there’s a yellow Post-it note scotch taped to a shelf. The Post-It note is a daily reminder of what I need to think about whenever I write.
(Aside: “Ellen, please, enough with these idiotic digressions. Tell the readers what the Post-it note says.” “Okay, fine, but 3M? Yoo hoo! I am very open to discussions….”)
The Post-it note says “Optimism is in short supply.”
The optimist is not living in a cave. She reads the paper. But she disciplines herself to focus on the positives — her positives. The world’s positives. The positives of a day rife with adventure and excitement.
Post-it “Optimism is in short supply” and stick it where you can’t miss it so you’re not tempted to submit to the scourge of skepticism.
(By the way, the “open all night larder” sounded great but all they had were raisins and almonds. Big deal.)