Dismiss the Gloom Merchants

Home is the traveler, home from the road. After several weeks on the highways and byways of America I am back home and attempting to get into some form of work mode. Heaven knows there is a lot of work waiting for me.

This is why my buddy Jack Peltier and I get along so well and work so perfectly together. I am the big-picture idea guy. Jack is the nuts and bolts common sense guy. Let me give you an example of how this works.

If you were to hand me a base ball I would probably tell you what a nice ball it was. On the other hand, if you hand that same ball to Jack, he would look at it, count the stitches, assess the condition of the horse hide, inspect it to see if it was damaged, and then check to see if it has been smeared with the proper sort of mud from the right part of our nation.

Where I am weak he is strong. That is why we are a good consulting team. On our recent road trip, I provided the words and Jack took the pictures and provided hands-on advice to the many people we met. I would create the screwy ideas and then Jack would tether me in and return me to the land of reality. What you read on my blog was the product of the Jack and Harry team.

What I am saying here is that you need to view life in a productive way. Do not make mountains out of life's molehills. Oh, I am not saying you should ignore the molehills, just accord them the appropriate amount of concern. Do not lavish the full problem-solving method on life's trivial issues.

If you need help, ask for help. Suffering in silence is never a good idea. You can build some terrible issues within the concaved confines of your cranium. Reach out for help and deal with issues in a realistic manner.

Lastly do not demand things from other people if you are unwilling to bring something to the table yourself. No one likes a complainer. Worse yet is the complainer who wants someone else to take care of their problems. That is why I dislike "doom and gloom merchants" as a group.

I actually believe that these depressing mopes expect someone else to step forward and handle their gripes for them. This is not how it works in life. Each of us has to take the responsibility for our own actions. Just remember that the only actions you can control are your own. So if you want to be happy and enjoy life, go for it.

This is how you can dismiss the gloom and doom merchants in your world. Tell them to lighten up. Life is good. Step out from the darkness of their cloud of doom and enjoy the bright sunlight that life has to offer.