Dan posted a guide to 5 ways to shine at work. I read through them all because I was curious how I was doing in the shining department. Not so good, if you ask me, but I definitely have that 5th one down, the one about attitude being everything. This little nugget stands out:
"Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it."
The next time anyone tells me that my reaction to a situation is ridiculous or invalid or unimportant I'm going to verbally bitch slap that person and and then shake my beautiful ass as I walk away. Because that's how I roll.
So, raise your hand if you're the one in four American adults who hasn't read a book in the last year. Those of you with your hand raised: wtf? You know reading is, like, really important and stuff? Yes? So, READ! I know I've been slacking in the reading department lately, but I currently have a reserve of about 7 books to read. They're all just staring at me going, "Poppy, read me!" but I need to wait until my busy time at work ends...somewhere in the early-Septemberish time frame. I really cannot wait to get back into reading. I've missed it. Just got burnt out on it from studying for my security cert last year (I really did have to read thousands of pages for that damn thing) and kept this as my convenient excuse to ignore my love for it. No more excuses. Well, except this current excuse. But then after that, no more excuses! ;)