I wish I were not a tragic thinker, but I am. I was second guessing what someone said to me the other day and my husband said, “why do you think the worst first?” Good point. He likes to assume the best scenario before thinking otherwise. I am not sure how I have became a tragic thinker and do the opposite of my husband. I coach others to think positively his way all of the time. I am generally a positive, happy person. When I consider going on a roller coaster though I have to play out a derailment scene in my head first. Crazy right? Since I have no psychological diagnosis for this I will blame hormones (my usual scapegoat) or consider it a mental safety mechanism. I do usually pray after I have these tragic thoughts. Maybe these thoughts are a way to make sure I talk to God especially in the scary or uncertain times. Quiet time with God helps calm my mind. I went out in an inflatable Kayak today and sat in the middle of a 60 acre lake alone to pray and connect with God, but not before imagining that a large salt water shark lurched out of the water and chomped my boat. Old habits die hard.
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I am Darcy Cottone a Speaker/Writer from Omaha, NE. I am a wife blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 terrific kids and work part-time for our church. One of my greatest joys is using my creativity to share what I have learned from faith, life and my work experiences.