Guess Positively

I bought a book called The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People so I could crib from it for these Sunday posts.  So far, not hugely impressed.  It’s one hundred very short chapters explaining a concept from happiness research.  For example, people who sleep more soundly are happier than people who don’t, so sleep soundly.  Another indicator: being open to new ideas, which is probably why people who oppose Trump are happier than people who support his vice-like grip on the good old days when people were white and male, damn it.  

But I do like this one: “If you’re not sure, guess positively.”  I’m not sure what’s going to happen to my country, but I’m guessing the good guys will win, and we’ll come out of this more vigilant about what we’ve taken for granted.  I’m not sure what’s going to happen with the heart failure thing, but I’m guessing that I’m going to be just fine and I know that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been right now so I’m already just fine.  I’m not sure how my editor is going to react to this book–one of my agents, Meg, is freaking a little bit because it’s so weird–but I’m guessing as long as its a Crusie she’ll roll with it, and Meg says it’s definitely a Crusie (well some of you who’ve read some of it will know about that, too).   I like the “Guess positively’ idea.

What are you guessing positively about this week?