Attitudes and Expectations: Out of the Mouths of Babes


Recently I read the newest book by Anne Lamont called Hallelujah Anyway where she talks of a number of things she’s discovered over the years.

The part that I found intriguing was where she talked about her young grandson and his habit of saying ever morning that today was going to be the best day ever. She then talked of a time when he spent the night and in the middle of it he awoke because of an intense nightmare. Naturally, Ann stayed with him, calming him until he was able to fall asleep. The next morning when he woke up, she expected him to be subdued; he had been very upset because of the nightmare and she thought he’d still be feeling the after effects. To her surprise, he bounded out of bed saying, “Today’s going to be the best day ever!”

Out of the mouths of babes, as they say….

We can all take a lesson from Ann Lamont’s grandson: shake off the nightmares and expect that today’s going to be the best day ever!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,





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