Saw an interview on Good Morning America this morning with Alexandra Penney, the author of The Bag Lady Papers: The Priceless Experience of Losing It All. She was one of the people caught up in the Bernie Madoff scheme. As a former editor of Self Magazine and pretty entrenched in the ‘who’s who’ social set, I can’t identify with her on that level. But after pretty much losing her life savings (she still has her Baccarat crystal), she had to figure out how to earn a living.
Through the things she learned with this new page of life handed to her, Alexandra has developed a SNT attitude. Stop Negative Thinking is something a lot of us have to consciously do each day (me, me, me!) and I applaud her for it.
Just goes to show, no matter how who we are, a positive attitude is something that can help us get through our circumstances and live life instead of indulging in an on-going Pity Party.
Now, I’m off to make the tea for my SNT party.