Life is good. My very own snow globe has come to life the other side of my glass door. I am doing the sensible thing and not going on my merry adventure to my favorite Diner.
Thank you so much for your comments yesterday to my question "How do you do this platonic love?". One answer - It's the most natural thing in the world. Second - I don't know.
I'm signing up for both courses LOL.
I'm 40 pages into this great book "Mindset". I never would have ordered it, since it's a self-help book, but my journey has benefitted from words wiser than my own. So when my teacher recommended it, I opened its cover and started reading. Its author, Carol S. Dwerk, Ph.D., is a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University, and her prose is pithy and accessible. First, she notes that the way we approach anything is key to our satisfaction. No matter our age or circumstances or goals, when we approach them believing our endowments, intelligence, personality, abilities, and circumstances are a given, we are coming from our fixed mindset. So the gal who believes she has two left feet will stay off the dance floor. When we believe our endowments and circumstances are quite malleable and just require that delicious thing called 'effort' to alter, we head to the dance floor to learn how to dance.
Each of the answers above came from the growth mindset. It's perfectly natural to make it up as you go along. It's perfectly O.K. to not know how. I love you guys!
If life were a river, and the mind our abode, a fixed mindset would be the house on the riverbank with its curtains drawn and the TV on. The growth mindset would be the boat with oars.
Have an interesting day!