Everybody’s Plotting to Support Me

“I’ve always been the opposite of paranoid. I operate as if everyone is a part of a plot to enhance my well-being.”—Stan Dale

I have a super power and you might have it, too: I can read other people’s minds.  For example and just last night, my husband walked into the kitchen (where I was working) and headed straight to the refrigerator—without so much as a glance in my direction.

So, I read his mind. When he didn’t acknowledge me sitting in the room, my super power told me that my husband must have a problem with me. I thought to myself, what the heck’s his problem? And suddenly, I had a problem with him.

Never mind that he could’ve been really thirsty, my super powers don’t lie. I had to get to the bottom of it, so I went looking, only to find him in the next room playing with the children. When I walked in, he looked up at me, smiled and said, “Hey, babe.”

It turns out that I don’t have super powers after all! My husband never had a problem with me, and I got mad because I believed a negative story that my imagination told me!

Well, that misconstrued exchange happened with two people in the same room. Now just imagine what can happen in a world of email and social networking. Think about what you tell yourself when you don’t hear back from someone right away—only to realize that they’re only sitting somewhere else, minding their own business.

As it turns out, our thinking minds aren’t always working in our best interests. Sometimes our imaginations trick us with negative stories and predictions.  Have you ever wanted to ask someone something, but stopped yourself because you were sure the answer would be “no.”?

Well, I have officially decided to train my brain in a new direction. I’m taking a cue from Stan Dale’s quote above.  I have determined that there is a conspiracy afoot: the whole world is plotting to support me. You’re doing it right now—as you read this—you’re sending me positive thoughts and well wishes, I just know it! The next person that I ask for help is going to be tickled pink and bend over backwards to work with me. And then, people everywhere are going to start recommending my shop and promoting my blog!

This new conspiracy feels good! Now I can stop clenching to the idea that this all has to work out, because no brain of mine is telling me otherwise. I can relax and enjoy this time in my life. I can realize that I’m doing something that I love every day. I can recognize that I spring out of bed each morning because I can’t wait to get started. I can be grateful, instead of worried, because the world is out there working toward my good right now. So, thank you!

Join the conspiracy on Facebook :) And let’s start the same conspiracy for the good of you!

 

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80 responses to “Everybody’s Plotting to Support Me

  1. SallyA

    That’s the law of attracting all right! A powerful tool to use every day in every way. You’re absolutely right, Lisa. Everybody’s plotting to support you. Count me in as one! I love what you’re doing.

  2. Stopping by from SITS to tell you congrats on your day 🙂 Glad to have found your blog!

  3. I’m probably supposed to wait for tomorrow’s post where you tell everyone it’s your SITS day, but I can’t. If I do I am likely to forget to come back.

    So, congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it is everything you wished for. I love that you have taken a horrible experience from your life and used it to help others. I try to do the same thing with my blogs.

    And I love this post, especially the great quote.

  4. Wow, love your writing! Fun, energetic, and with a great point! Happy SITS Day!

  5. Thinking the world is out to support you instead of “get” you! What a fabulous shift in perspective!

    I hope you’ll pop over for a visit. We’ve got a few things in common, although it sounds like we had different outcomes!

    Happy SITS Day!

  6. This is so true. I’ve just learnt a very valuable lesson. I can feel your energy jumping out of your writing 🙂

    Visiting from SITS 🙂

  7. Popped in from SITS! I love this post. I’ve been wavering on joining Facebook, but now, I’m going to!

  8. Happy SITS Day! I’m off to check out your new Facebook group. : )

  9. COngrats on your SITS day! It is always amazing to me how strong moms can be in the face of adversity. You are very inspirational!

  10. Happy SITS day! I love what you are doing to reach out to others in similar circumstances! Blessings!

  11. Happy SITS Day, Lisa! What a wonderful blog you have created. I will be back for more positive thoughts.

    Enjoy the comment love today,
    Hanneke

  12. Great paradigm:) Happy SITS day.

  13. First off, congrats on your featured SITS day! I was intrigued by your bio, and came right over to find this fabulous post. So second, Excellent post! My mind plays tricks on me all the time, and I recently let FB super powers play tricks on me! I needed this! 🙂

  14. Now this is an idea that I can get behind. We often trick ourselves out of the best in life. Congratulations on making the shift in perspective! Loved this post. Stopping by from SITS.

  15. Ericka Clay

    Hi from SITS and thank you for this post! I’m always paranoid about stuff like this and I’m going to follow the new conspiracy too and give everyone, myself included, a break!

  16. Visiting from SITS today! I love your blog and your Power bracelets are amazing! So happy for your success, live in the moment!

  17. Happy SITS Day to you!

  18. Tara

    Happy SITS day!

  19. This is a great post because all of us can identify with it. We often sabotage ourselves imagining negative outcomes out of our own fears and past experiences. Thank you for this lovely blog.

  20. Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

  21. love your outlook!! what a great way to go about life!! congrats on your SITS day!!! 🙂

  22. Well, with it being your SITS day, everyone is supporting you!

    Loved your quote about not knowing what is going on and that being okay!

  23. Stopping by from SITS — have a good one!

  24. Congratulations on your feature. I’m diggin’ you and your perspective. I’m going to go check out more of what you’ve written.

  25. Stalking ya from SITS! Congrats on your magnetism!

  26. Very cool way to think of it. I have this problem with text messages and misconstruing why it took so long or why they put three periods. I will work on adopting your theory 🙂

    Happy SITS day!!

  27. Visiting from SITS. Congrats!

  28. We will have to share the success because they are supporting me too 🙂

  29. ACK!!! You nailed me right on the head!!! Thanks for a well-timed re-direct. Happy SITS day.

  30. Great blog! Thanks for sharing!

  31. When I was between marriages, I had the hardest time dating for this very reason. I started out so innocent and open but after too many times of really liking a guy to never hearing from him again after a date, I started to freak out when the phone didn’t ring. I read up on “emotional triggers” and how we need to retrain our brains to stop assuming things based on past experiences. I never quite conquered that!

  32. What an awesome quote! Thanks for such a positive message.

  33. Oh I so need to retrain my brain…
    Visiting from SITS; happy SITS day!

  34. Love this post and idea! How many times I have been told by Alpha Hubby, “I’m not that deep” when I thought he thought I thought he thought… this was great! Visiting from SITS – happy SITS day!!

  35. My ex used to do the same thing with me (assume there was something wrong because I was quietly sitting reading my book – I’m reading!) But he would always say something negative & well….

    Happy SITS Day!

  36. the book i live by (or at least try my darndest) to is the Bible and it tells us to give others the benefit of the doubt….tough to do though. but i think we’re always happier with ourselves, regardless of the outsome of the situation, when we do. happy SITS day!

  37. Love this blog! I am a follower now!

  38. Visiting from SITS! I know my husband would agree that I do NOT have this superpower. I was more guilty of moment like this in the beginning of our relationship, but now that we’re married I sometimes appreciate NOT having to be acknowledged when I’m in the middle of me time.

    Man Wife and Dog Blog

  39. Funny how easy it is to “awfulize” with absolutely no proof. Thanks for reminding me 🙂

    Have a wonderful SITS day!

  40. Coming by from SITS! Love this post — such a good perspective to have. I have so often held back from saying or doing something because I am playing the scenario out before it happens and imagining all the worst results instead of the best. There is something to be said for thinking ahead but too much of it can really get in the way of experiencing life.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  41. LOL! I love it. We are all out to get you…with support. Happy SITS day!

  42. Jen

    Happy SITS day! As an introvert, I continually rehearse conversations and try to figure out how someone else will react. This just reminds me to … breathe!

  43. Happy SITS day!! Gotta love getting lots of support!

  44. I love this post because we ALL do that and it is so silly!! I think it is a woman thing…we are so funny like that. It can make something that was never a problem a problem!!!

  45. LOVE this advice, I have a tendency to create stuff in my head when the other person ain’t thinking a thing about me! I love your “voice” and congrats on your SITS day!

  46. Following from SITS! Congrats on your day

  47. I’m all about sending positive energy to people! I found you from SITS and I am your new follower!

    🙂
    Marcy@ Life’s Gristle

  48. LOVE THIS!!!! It’s so true, our mind seems to naturally go to the negative, but I’m on board with re-training it! I will assume the BEST. 🙂

    Happy SITS day!!

  49. Congrats on your SITS day! Hope your day is full of new friends and lots of blog comments. 😉 Love your pretty jewelry creations too – I’m a fellow jewelry maker as well. Isn’t it a blessing to have the ability to create pretty things? I love it!

    Peace. 😉

  50. Happy SITs Day, chick!! =)

  51. What a great blog you have…HAPPY SITS DAY! 🙂

  52. babybabylemon

    Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

  53. I love this idea. Happy SITS day!!

  54. Ooooh I love this post!! I saw your feature on SITS and I have to say, I’m really enjoying reading you and the oh so positive vibe you give out. That’s how I aspire to be, to always see the best in everything and one, to keep being optimistic no matter what. That’s easier said than done, but every day day it’s more achievable and even more so with bright lights like you to follow through the sometimes gloom… Thanks!! ^.^

  55. Love that conspiracy! Happy SITS day!

  56. toi

    Happy, happy Sits day :).

  57. Happy SITS day.

    My brain is full of the Worst Case Scenario. It’d be nice to turn it off sometimes – which is why I go to yoga!

  58. Congrats on your SITS day!!! I love your blog!

  59. Love your optimism! Happy SITS Day! 🙂

  60. howdy. happy sitsday!

  61. Im loving the positive energy!

  62. Happy SITS Day! I hope you enjoyed it!

  63. Dianna Graveman

    What a great “can do” spirit! Hope I can soak some of that up through cyberspace. 🙂 Found you through SITS!

  64. Congrats on your SITS day in the Spotlight:)

  65. Thank you for your post. Just wrote a post along the same lines, but am still REALLY struggling to LIVE it! Thanks for the reminder!

  66. I have a horrible habit of doing what you have described. Assuming that people are mad at me, when that is hardly the case. Anyhow, congrats on your SITS Day!

  67. Congratulations on your SITS day!

  68. Happy Belated SITS day!

  69. Stopping by for SITS Day! Beautifully written blog. Positive. Love it! The only “superpower” Wildcat (my husband) would brag I have is that when I’m driving, my car knows where every curb is. LOL!!

  70. Positive affirmations rock. Thanks for sharing such an inspiring example. Congrats on your SITS Day. You definitely deserve the spotlight.

  71. Happy SITS Day! What a powerful piece. I love the idea that the world is plotting to support..

  72. great idea…keep up with the positive energy. i also love your etsy store!

  73. Love your style and writing! Congrats on your SITS Day! Will subscribe to you!

  74. Happy SITS Day! Hope it was a great one!

  75. You’re so right about what our minds can do to use when we don’t hear back from people right away…..Oh the power of the mind and the imagination and the way it can lie to us. Just dropping by from SITS….love your blog!

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