“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes everyday.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
“A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption.” ~ Guy du Maupassant
“What we think about when we are free to think about what we will—that is what we are or will soon become.” ~ A.W. Tozer
This is #32 of 108 Ways to Livin the Moment. Let’s take back our lives one beautiful, funny and delicious moment at a time.
#32 of 108: Style Your Thoughts
I will be the first to say that there are insects who have better style than me.
For instance, the butterfly has those fancy wings.
I wonder if a meager fly thinks, “There’s that goddam butterfly with its fancy wings.”
In which case, I would say to the meager fly, “But style is so much more than how you look.”
Elizabeth Gilbert said, “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes everyday.”
So be aware what you are putting out there. Negative thoughts are bad style, let alone bad etiquette.
- When you are entangled in an angry thought about an ex-lover, think of yourself in a chinchilla half shirt and knee pads. Angry thoughts are that ugly.
- When you are dropping thought bombs on people that annoy you, think of yourself as a man in a pink g-string with a leather umbrella blocking the view of belligerent Buffalo Bills fans. Thoughts bombs are that bad.
- When you are energy-slashing people with thought-sabres, think of yourself in a crotch-searing magenta unitard jogging down the Champs Elysses. Thought-sabres are extremely poor taste.
Remember, evolved people receive your thoughts quicker and more clearly than your emails.
So make sure you are in control of the highly advanced technology that resides in your skull.
What better time than the Fall to be stylish, classy and beautiful, if not in what you wear…then certainly in how you think.
Editor: Kate Bartolotta