Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
There was a series that used to come on in the 1970's called Shazam. Some networks still currently run episodes of the show. A teenager Billy, and his companion traveled to various locations via RV while encountering a variety of scenarios along the way. Whenever a situation occured which required additional advice or assistance, Billy could contact the elders including (Hercules, Solomon, Atlas) for advice. The power word SHAZAM! allowed Billy to become Captain Marvel and provided him with extra strength, speed, and power.
I had to laugh recently while talking to a friend. She was explaining how her work day had been proceeding beautifully: the sun was out, the birds were chirping, traffic seemed to be flowing smoothly, she had finished a project before the deadline and much more. Oh, how we love those days which often seem to be occuring less frequently. Then, one individual approached her about a previous assignment she had completed and BAM! That single incident and the accompanying insults seemed to wipe out all the positive things I mentioned earlier in my post. She suddenly felt miserable, irritated, and worthless. I have been guilty of allowing this type of scenario to play out in my day on several occasions as well. Why do we allow this to happen?
Our discussion caused me to pause and think about this for a moment. We are in charge of how we allow others to make us feel, and in the moments we stray from maintaining control we allow others to determine our fate. Perhaps, taking a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments that have been completed, rather than harbor and what others have viewed as the negative will change our thought processes. I think the next time someone attempts to impact my mood, I will give them a loud SHAZAM!