Thursday, July 06, 2006

Take time to enjoy who you are

We've all heard it, and often. And for these reasons, the advice goes in one ear and out the other without the attendant thought that provokes reflection. Indeed, the triteness of yet another message encouraging us to think positively sets in motion our minds' tendencies to be dismissive, and we never recognize the reflex that races to place a sage aphorism under the category of "feel-good tripe from some second-rate Stuart Smalley wannabe."

But add the word "already" to the end, and see what happens.