I ended up missing yesterdayís positive thought list because I was too busy having fun. I made myself feel good my way, so there.

Number 1
Yesterday was a good day. We went to the Penn Museum. Afterwards, to the grocery store and then home to make soup. Iíd forgotten about making soup because this winter has been warm enough that I havenít really craved it. We had a lovely evening.

Number 2
I had a dream last night that I went to a Madonna concert and then somehow ended up making out with her in the backseat of a parked car. At some point, there was some conversation about how I either had or planned to have her baby.

As crazy as it sounds, I think I know what it means. To me, Madonna represents a strong, innovative woman, who succeeds. I have no desire to roll around on stage wearing lingerie. Thatís been done, and itís not me. Itís her.

As much criticism as sheís gotten over the years, I still consider myself lucky to have had her as a role model. Because of her, sexy and feminine donít have to mean demure and dimwitted, anymore. Now a woman can be sexy, feminine, smart, powerful, unconventional, and herself. She had a hand in that.

So, why am I getting so up close and personal with her in my dream? Iím embracing that part of myself. Iím taking something from her and making it my own. Itís not about her persona, music or values. IĎm not trying to redefine sexy or emulate her. Itís about her fearlessness, her drive to succeed and her refusal to compromise. She succeeded on her own terms, and my subconscious is instructing me to do the same.

Number 3
I went to Zumba this morning. We were up late last night, so I felt groggy and tired in the morning. I havenít having been going as regularly as Iíd like, lately. I expected to be exhausted and miserable. Instead, I was high-energy and happy.

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Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 5:25 PM