Ladies, I'm sorry I've been MIA but I've been so ridiculously busy! Freida suddenly decided last week that she didn't like camp and I had to pick her up crying a few hours into the morning two days in a row. Turns out (as the genius young counselor had suggested) that she was getting sick. So - I've had her home with fever, cough, cold for a few days... Which, naturally, gave Hudi some fever, cough, and cold - plus, another tooth bud to complain about! And so, as life would have it, instead of having one more week with Freida in camp and a list of chores and errands to knock out last, I was stuck at home nursing and nurturing my two little babes. Which was wonderful and depressing. :)
On Monday I took over for the director of the camp here and I'm running with it until the end of the week. It's only 5 days, but oh my was it exhausting! I felt like I walked through the twilight zone yesterday as I made an attempt to run "lineup" - who has the stamina for that kind of screaming anymore?? I was pretty humored by the fact that it took so much out of me to sing a few songs at the top of my lungs, and I'm actually kind of looking forward to getting back into it.
Anyways! I've been meaning to write a bit about how positive thinking has recently impacted my life, and about this poster that my brother gifted me with when I moved into our new apartment. He had been working on a few lines of art highlighting some chassidic sayings, and being a serious typography lover, this Think Good poster was my favorite.
I remember connecting to this mantra since the very first time I heard of it in middle school. Whether it worked magically or not didn't really make any difference to me, what I loved about it was how obviously positive a person who'd think like this would become. It just made sense to "think good" either way. I was always a more upbeat and positive person, but when things would start to go wrong I definitely had/have a tendency to start the downhill negative thought process. Which is why this poster helps me so much; it quite literally serves as a constant reminder to keep my thoughts positive. When things are going great, great; and when they're not going so great, keep thinking great things. That's basically the gist of it. :)
And you know what? It totally works!
Plus, I love that we hung it in the dining room facing the hallway. I see it all the way down the hall, even lying in my bed!
P.S. I've been really into the whole typography thing - especially random words of inspiration. You can have a look at some of my other favorites on my "words" pinterest board.