Archive for November 5th, 2011

I made a pickle sandwich.  I’m not pregnant—just throwing that one out there.  I chose pickle because it’s a little late to eat and I wanted something flavorful but not densely caloric.  This thought process reminded me of my mother-in-law.

My in-laws remarried in their late fifties.  Shortly after their second honeymoon, my mother-in-law made herself a bowl of ice cream.  Being somewhat hungry, she made the wise decision of filling up on something less caloric first.   She chose pickles, a worthy option in my opinion.

Just then, my father-in-law walked into his home and beheld his bride holding a large pickle in one hand and a bowl of ice cream in the other.  With his calm southern drawl, he grinned and asked, “Is there something you’d like to tell me?”

Dear mind of mine, get organized.  Think.  You need to put thoughts in their places the same way that the kids’ toys need to be placed in the appropriate baskets.  When either is disorganized, negativity runs rampant.  Organize all of your thoughts and put the negative ones away so that you can see the obvious positive ones lingering.  There is an abundance of positive things to ponder.  Find them.