I’m good enogh, I’m smart enough …

The Wall 2
Please note, I neither framed the wall nor put up the drywall. I merely helped carry the supplies.

Stuart Smalley crept on to my Facebook page today.

Stuart Smalley
Stuart Smalley

For too many reasons to list here, I’ve been dealing with more than the normal volume of critical inner thoughts. So, I figured, some Stuart-like positive self-affirmation couldn’t hurt and I posted this on my Facebook page:


Having said all of the above, here is my positive thought for the day: My new job at MCSA appears to be the right fit for me at the right time because it utilizes the only skills at which I have excelled through the years, including:

  • Writing a little — a newsletter here, a grant application there or a blog post over there. Writing has long been something I’ve taken for granted, but the truth is, I’m better at it than many of my friends are.
  • Carrying heavy things — something I’ve done a lot of in the past week as some remodeling has been underway at MCSA. It’s given me an opportunity to carry plenty of lumber and building supplies.
  • Talking — Ask my mother, I’ve never known a stranger and have seldom known when to shut up. And I’ve sat in enough meetings and given tours and done other duties as assigned that have given me plenty of recent opportunities to talk. And talk. And talk.

There you go, Stuart — my short list of positive thoughts. May they help to silence the negative inner critics — at least for a while.

2 thoughts on “I’m good enogh, I’m smart enough …

  • Note from Chris, here is Sue’s note. I’m not sure why it didn’t appear:

    Chris What do you mean…the “only skills”. This is an impressive list but it’s not even complete. And besides I want to be able to write stories like you do and make friends so easily.

    A while back in your blog you wondered why so few people respond even when you know that lots of people are following you. I’ve been wondering that ever since….about how I do (or don’t) respond and why others don’t answer, even when something is meaningful to them. Still a mystery….

    I’ll be in Muscatine next week….maybe I’ll stop by MCSA, assuming that’s something a visitor can just do. Sue

    • Sue, I approved this comment. For some reason, it’s not showing up on my phone. Thank you for the nice comments. You’re welcome to stop at MCSA whenever you are in town. Be sure to bring your checkbook. 🙂

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