I Sought Lucy’s Help For An Attitude Adjustment

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. Roy T. Bennett, author

Taking Roy Bennett’s advice and looking to the Peanut’s cartoons for help with attitude adjustment, here’s what I found. 

Remember Lucy and her the Psychiatric Help, 5 cents, the doctor is in cartoon? Sometimes, when life is difficult, Lucy’s advice makes sense.

Here’s a favorite—“Go home and eat a jelly-bread sandwich folded over,” she once quipped, reminding me not to over-dramatize the situation and just curl up with some comfort food until the storm blew over.

Sometimes, we need a good laugh to adjust our attitude—

Lucy Van Pelt: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.

Charlie Brown: What is it you want?

Lucy Van Pelt: Real estate.

Affirmation: I will choose my attitude wisely.

Coaching questions: What’s your attitude about the holidays this year? How might you choose differently? What difference will it make? 

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

One thought on “I Sought Lucy’s Help For An Attitude Adjustment

  1. Well …….. put up the tree
    — Put some lights outside and some decorations in the windows
    — Got the box with all the annoying cute little odds and ends that I never know where to put and said, “No one is coming in this house except the dog and me.”
    — Put the odds and ends back in their box; told them I still love them, and said to the dog, “Well, that was easy!”
    Attitude: calm choice 😚

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