Small stuff and how not to sweat it

I visited a friend today and she had the book “Don’t sweat the small stuff and it’s all small stuff” by Richard Carlson on her coffee table. From the cover, it looked a little like The Secret – a book that is all about how positive thinking can change your life for the better. I have days when I believe in it vehemently and days when I doubt it can work, so I wasn’t sold when my friend suggested I give the book a try.  I turned the cover page to give the Table of Contents a quick scan.

There are some people in this world who when they pick up a new book either read the first page,  the back page or open it randomly half way to get a feel for it from a couple paragraphs; I am the kind of person who likes to trace the development of the entire book through its Table of Contents – like running a finger down the vertebra of someone’s spine. It’s a gesture that is highly intimate, and for me that’s what reading a book is. Opening up my mind to another person’s thoughts and feelings, and allowing them to twine themselves around mine.

Anyway, I read the Table of Contents and each chapter heading was a tip – and I loved them. I immediately started making mental notes of what I needed to put into practice. And then I gave up with the mental notes and took photos of the pages.

And now I am sharing them with you.

I highly recommend you look them over, and choose a couple you can do today. And then a couple tomorrow. And so on until you have done them all and doing them has become a part of your life.

I fully intend to.