Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I'm a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it 'the eaten by wolves factor.' If I do something, what's the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don't worry about, because I have a plan in place if they do. [Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture]
It’s funny how that works. Flipping positive and negative, using a Plan BE. I’ve tried to adopt a similar approach and while I wouldn’t say I am wholly comfortable with it all the time, I’m finding it works well enough for my purposes.
Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. [Octavia Butler]
I know it’s hard for people to understand me lately. I’m pretty cornfuzzled myself.
Still, I am grateful my friends know how to BE friends.
I love you, Currie