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It's a Good Day

I've been reading Huston Smith lately. He uses a trick that I decided to put into action this week, and so far, it's worked.

For the past three days, immediately on waking, I've told myself that it's going to be a good day. Today was the toughest test, as I was up at 6:30, which is almost never a pleasant time to be up... not to the mention the crud that everyone seems to have, etc.

But, three hours into the day, I'm happy to report, it has been a good morning, and I have high expectations for the rest of the day as well.

Amazing what a little positive thinking can do...

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