Middle of the summer in Grapevine, Texas and no rain in the forecast. Yet suddenly yesterday around 5:00 p.m., along comes a down pour so fierce I had to slow my car down to 25 mph.
Mistake? I don't think so.
The message could not be any more clear. Shower the people around you with words of admiration and good will will rain down on you... literally.
No idea what I'm talking about? Scroll back to see posts from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week.
Before I move on, indulge me in a few more lines...
The rainstorm didn't last more than 45 minutes, but I took it personally and I hope you will too. Here's why. Life is busy, so mustering up the discipline to write my post is easier some days than others. I know you can relate, because squeezing in the extra 15 minutes to read our post is, I am sure, also easier some days than it is on others. But, you do it.
That brief, but intense, rainstorm on a perfectly sunny day, in the middle of a Texas summer, is all I needed to affirm what we're doing here at Highlowaha is not only important, but that it's getting noticed... if you know what I mean!
Now onto today's creative idea.
Attitude Boxes... or buckets as the case may be.
Here's the thing. The more you fill other people's buckets, the more you will find your bucket being filled. This summer is the perfect time to get an old box, some glue (or decoupage), tissue paper, stickers, pictures from magazines, and to use them in creating your own Attitude Box.
This, by the way, is a great activity for kids (and adults) of all ages!
Once your box is decorated with words, pictures, quotes, and symbols that represent you, it serves as the perfect place to store all your "drops." I call it an Attitude Box, because on days when you are sure no one thinks you are much better a stagnant-pond-scum-licker, you can bust open your box and give yourself a healthy dose of attitude adjustment.
So how about making a deal with yourself? Agree to become part-time weatherman (or woman). Forecast rain now and again - even purple rain. But, be prepared and don't forget your red galoshes or your Attitude Bucket. You'll need them.
Signing off until tomorrow...