We got back home last night from our November stay on the beach.  I have to say that it was really difficult leaving this year.  After working out this morning, I went to the Post Office to get our mail for the past 30 days.  As I got in my car, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ started.  It sounded something like this: “Boy, I forgot that it is December.  The Post Office is going to be packed!  You probably don’t want to go at this time.  I bet it takes 30 minutes to get the mail.”

If you have read any of my other post office posts, you would immediately recognize what I was doing.  I was setting myself up for a very unpleasant visit to my local post office.  The cool thing about becoming aware of STINKIN’ THINKIN’ is that you can change it.  So, immediately I started doing affirmations such as, “It is going to be a quick in and out.  I bet there is hardly anyone in line.  I am so happy and grateful that I now have picked up my mail in less than 5 minutes.”

Well, as I drove up, the parking lot was packed!  STINKIN’ THINKIN’ returned and in return, I changed it to positive affirmations.  As I opened the door, I was pleasantly surprised that there was not a single person in line even though they had only clerk behind the counter.  I walked up, gave my ID and had my mail in about 2 minutes.  Now how SA-Weet is that?  As I was leaving (and exactly as my other posts stated) the line was starting to form.

One thing is for certain.  Positive Thinking is always better than STINKIN’ THINKIN’.  Remember that the next time you catch yourself in a STINK Mode and you might be pleasantly surprised.

With peace and gratitude,

Bill

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