I know, I know. My blogging consistency is shit.
So if you recall, around this time last year (give or take a month or 2) I published the first official House of Hammm blog. Now, if you read https://www.houseofhammm.com/post/bullshit-titties you would know last July was a rough one full of random bullshit encounters. This July was better, but still for some reason the universe likes to test me and my patience each July and August. People tell me it has to do with Mercury going into retrograde, which could account for the consistency, but frankly I know nothing of astrology, so I will just take your word for it.
By this time last year, I had already run someone over with my car, spent the summer fending off shop lifters and thugs, then spent the rest of the time fending off the people who called me heartless for calling out the shop lifters and thugs. It's quite amazing how many things can change in just a short year. 12 months. 365 days. It's actually not that long in the big scheme of things.
So here we are, a year or so later. I haven't run over anyone, and I'm still dealing with moderate theft (but hey... that's retail, right?). What a ride though! We are coming up on our 2 year anniversary of the House of Hammm, I got engaged, then got married, I started getting gel nails again...big things folks! I have learned lots over this past year in both my personal life and my business life. Number one thing being, my business is doing well (thanks to you guys!), but I have been too caught up in the piddly 10% of negative shit in my life to really even notice. I had been so bemused by the things I realized I had been doing wrong or needed to change, I totally neglected to see that we are actually doing pretty damn good!
It's like when you're eating an ice cream cone. The ice cream is so freaking delicious, but you're in such a mood because it's melting and dripping down the cone and onto your hands, you totally neglect the fact that this ice cream is the best thing to ever happen to you, and all you need to do is grab a napkin.
Well, I grabbed a napkin. A giant, life sized napkin. Or is the proper term serviette? I don't know...either way, I grabbed it and I devoured that freaking ice cream cone. At the risk of sounding like an over zealous self help aficionado, it's seriously amazing what a slight change of attitude will do for one's situation. Even if the situation doesn't change right away, by changing the way we look at the situation, we ultimately end up changing the situation. Make sense? No? Ok then, just go read any self help book available and it will clarify that for you. The biggest change I made? I started saying "Thank You " more. I say thank you so many times a day to so many different people that if you were a fly on my wall, you would want to smush me with a human sized fly swatter. I am positive it's extremely annoying to anyone who frequently spends any large amount of time with me.
But, you know what happened? Hells yeah you know what happened... I changed the situation! If you didn't' see that coming, please refer up to the previous paragraph. Get it together dude. Pay attention, this is important shit! (I am sure my sarcastic tone and smug look is implied here, but if not please know, I actually don't care if your paying attention or not. I'm not getting paid to write this, so your attendance is inconsequential.) So, THANK YOU if here and genuinely interested in what I have to say. Thank you...I say it a million times a day, and the more I say it, the more things seem to be happening to me that require me to say my thanks. Coincidence? Maybe, but I prefer to look at it as a shift in my personal being and dammit, good things are happening now!
So here is a crazy thought. Hear me out...how's about you just trying it. Try saying "Thank You". Say it for the littlest of things. Say it louder for the biggest of things. Say it for all the things, and I'm willing to bet you will notice a shift of positivity too! If not... well, I haven't figured that part out yet. Like I said, I'm not getting paid here, soooo.....not liable, right? ;-)
Worst case scenario, if you're saying "thank you", as least people won't think your a dick.