Humming "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from the "Wizard of Oz" cheers and releases my negativism. It's a #3 "talk up the optimism" Universal Day - optimism breeds success - and I'm feelin' it.
A look at the stock market or the job loss count could send me spiraling downward. I'm not looking. Preaching again! Ti's better to take a leaf out of N.Y. Times Columnist, Bob Herbert's reality book and recognize the true situation facing our new president. He needs time to discover which of his electioneering promises can be implemented. He needs time to make adjustments. We need to recognize that he is a thoughtful man - not a "thud", he's not ignoring anything and he'd rather make love not war.
In this deadly and fearful economy, to stay healthy, productive and progress, be optimistic. Make adjustments to maintain and dream and imagine..."What man can conceive, he can achieve." France's, Emile Coue said it years ago when the world was in creative turmoil.
Learning the words to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - humming a few bars of "and the dreams that I dare to dream really do come true" - automatically takes away a frown. Don't put a time limit on your dream: It will materialize. Obama is visualizing a saner reality - we will find a stable reality - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow bluebirds fly. If birds fly over the rainbow, why, why oh why, can't I?" If you believe it...if we believe...if we hang together - all we need patience.