A Quote–C. Palahniuk

These words really hit home for me today. They are so true. When did the expectation of sadness and pain become more than the expectation of happiness and joy? I have been told the last three days several times that I am really becoming negative. I said I was being a realist, but in reality I am getting in the habit of looking for the worst. The last few months it has been harder and harder to be positive. I must change this, I want to change this.


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Retired Navy Cardiovascular Technician/Respiratory Therapist. Wife, mother, grandmother.

10 thoughts on “A Quote–C. Palahniuk”

  1. I can completely relate. I’m an optimist by nature, which saves me in a lot of ways, especially when my depression hits. But there are times it is hard to remember the positives and break through to the other side. If you want to change the negative thoughts, I’m sure you will. Just saying it is a positive, blogging about it is another, and sharing – you can’t get better than that 🙂

  2. I loved his piece too, I had listened earlier. It is so very true. It’s our lizard-brain, sworn to protect us, it automatically catalogues the pain so we can avoid t in the future.

  3. I agree pavanneh.. your words fit true in my case also.. Its almost as if I wait for something to go wrong and all that waiting ruins the normal moments I should want to enjoy! Thanks for this.. I needed it today. 🙂

  4. Pavanneh…I understand this. This is truly when our hearts catch up to our minds and we realize we want to be happy and come from love not fear. You can do it…it really is done the way we learn many things…practice, practice, practice! And in the beginning if it doesn’t feel right…just “fake it till you make it!” Much love to you ❤

  5. Yes it’s a good thing to be happy and peaceful. I like silly things like cartoons and puppet shows – they relax me. Maybe it’s arrested development? I also get a kick out of my blog and my drawing. Music soothes the spirit too.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting Pavanneh. It is always good to read what you have to say and I really appreciate your support. It’s one of the things that makes me happy too. Best wishes. 😊

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