The Power of Pins and Positive Thinking

Dec 19, 2016 | 1 comment

Voodoo Doll

As I’ve often said (and even written), I don’t really believe in ghosts, but I love the stories.  I feel the same way about elves and fairies and voodoo dolls.  In fact, long ago I was given a voodoo doll by a friend who had visited Haiti – or did I get it myself back in the seventies when I was there?  Well, either way, she’s been looking elegant and scary in the cabinet with the rest of my doll collection for many, many years.

I woke up thinking about her this morning – wondering if maybe she could be of help in influencing the Electoral College vote today.  She came with a large pearl-headed-lethal-looking hat pin but, unfortunately, with no instructions.  So that thought was a non-starter.

By Steve Greenberg

Norman Vincent Peale and his “Power of Positive Thinking” also came to mind, but that wasn’t of much help during the general election so, on a scale of none to zero, I figure that’s a bust as well.  I also had a flashback to the 1952 election when Adlai Stevenson so famously said about Reverend Peale:  “I find Saint Paul appealing and Saint Peale appalling.”  Somehow, that put a damper on my faith in the positive thinking department.

So, I guess the best I can do today – and until January 6th when the results are revealed – is wait and work on my attitude.  An adjustment may well be in order – one far more encompassing than a typical end-of-the-week Happy Hour can take care of.  Yep, I’m thinking that my mantra for 2017 may well be “attitude adjustment, attitude adjustment, attitude adjustment.”  It’s probably not too early to begin.

1 Comment

  1. Ruth maloney

    I have to send you a poem a friend of mine wrote who is a staunch republican. It is right on. Just keep positive and ready for the next gasp.


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