Wouldn’t It Be Nice

Bonnie's PostI’ve been trying to use a process called “Wouldn’t it be nice if…” to help keep me positive when things don’t go like I want them to.  It works like this.  Imagine you are on your way to work in the morning; you might say to your self “Wouldn’t it be nice if the traffic was light on my commute this morning”.  This way you aren’t giving attention to any negative thoughts as you would have if you had said to yourself “I hate driving in rush hour traffic!! I’m always so stressed by the time I get to work!”  It’s just a way to swing your thought process around to a better feeling thought.  Every time you reach for a better feeling thought…guess what? You start to feel better.

So I’m trying it out today.  Here goes.

“Wouldn’t it be nice if I could come up with an idea about what to write about for this post?”  (Look!  It’s working already)

“Wouldn’t it be nice if all of the very few people who came to the log home show actually bought a house from us?”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have the house loaded on the trucks soon so we could leave here right away?”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if Johns back would go back in place today and he was pain free again?”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if those policemen, who came to arrest the two big native  fellows that were fighting each other beside our hotel last night, would show up and give me a hand loading all of this luggage so I wouldn’t have to do it by myself?”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if my diarrhea would clear up before I have to drive for 9 hours straight this afternoon?”

“Wouldn’t it be nice if I could do this without any sarcasm?”

Sigh.  I think I have to keep working on this some more.  In the mean time I have the Beach Boys song stuck in my head so I thought I’d share it with all of you too.  Just click on the following link:   “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys


Ya! Wouldn't that be nice!



5 thoughts on “Wouldn’t It Be Nice

  1. …Those seemingly long moments when your wishes far out weigh the realities of your duties and how you feel can be used to plan some enjoyment and recovery that you appear to have earned… Bonnie, those same tests of endurance will become yet another life story that you will share as you have now…and there will be more. I can hear the cork music & singing wine glasses now. Creating a log home is a glorious artistic & technical exercise in effort and personal accomplishment that VERY few people have done…not to mention understand how… I envy you…I say, Wouldn’t it be nice…!!!!

    • Francesco what a lovely comment. Thank you. I needed the reminder to appreciate what I have and where I am in each moment. You have a wonderful way with words. : )

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  3. Told you that I’d check it out!
    Interestingly enough Bonnie, after you two left yesterday I crashed on the couch for a few minutes and caught the Beach Boys’ Bio and of course, they kept playing their old song WIBN – their lives were not so nice! Takes you back to the old thing where money and fame don’t buy the happiness as we all used to think…they were miserable lads with huge issues. A couple of the original band old farts are still hanging on the Beach Boy name to promote their own solo gigs – good for them, I suppose!
    However, it was painful to watch them in their current beachwear outfits-
    Wouldn’t it be nice if this weather will hold for a few more weeks –
    Wouldn’t it be nice if the lakes would warm up a whole lot? (sorry about your dump in the OK)
    Wouldn’t it be nice if we could plan to see each other more often –
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you are free to come to Bunko on Friday night (lemme know!)

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