Les Patterson’s Monday Morning Boost: Stop that stinkin’ thinkin’!

  • Hating Monday and ready to climb back in bed?  Stop that Stinkin’ Thinkin’!


    Ready to tell your boss to, as Johnny Paycheck would sing on the radio, “Take this job and shove it”?  Stop that Stinkin’ Thinkin’!

    If you’re feeling grumpy, lousy, mad, angry, defeated, weak, sad, annoyed, irritated, upset, bothered, lonely, cantankerous, or even curmudgeonly… Stop that Stinkin’ Thinkin’!


    To be clear, I’m not implying we need to be happy-go-lucky all the time.  Nor am I saying it’s bad to feel sad.  To the contrary, I believe it’s quite healthy to experience a whole range of emotions; including, as my sister once shared with me, “It’s okay to feel sad sometimes.”


    There is a difference, however, between feeling sad and letting sadness turn your day into misery.  There’s a difference between feeling grumpy and taking it out on your family or coworkers.  The difference, I believe, is shown by our resulting actions.  Or as Zig Ziglar said, “Stinkin’ thinkin’ produces stinkin’ results.”


    So how do we change our stinkin’ thinkin’?  Google it and you’ll find plenty of suggestions, to do lists, and even step-by-step instructions.  That’s what I did, and I found a plethora of information.  I’ve read several articles, blogs and words of advice.  They were all good. 


    Perhaps it’s foolish of me to think I can add something to the discussion…


    Or perhaps I need to… come on now, someone tell me… Stop that Stinkin’ Thinkin’!


    So here’s my idea, taken from the “Frowny Face” song momma would sing to me when I was feeling sad…


    If you chance to meet a frown,

    Do not let it stay.

    Quickly turn it upside down

    And smile that frown away.


    Stop the stinkin’ thinkin’ by turning the negative thoughts upside down and replace them by thinking about something else.  If I was a song writer, we could sing a new song…


    If you start to stinkin’ thinkin’,

    Do not let it stay.

    Quickly think it upside down,

    And think that thought away.


    Have a great Monday.  Thanks for letting me share!


    Les Patterson


    p.s. Take 15 minutes today and implement ideas to Stop that Stinkin’ Thinkin’!



    Les Patterson loves to share stories and the “Monday Morning Boost” is his way of sharing a story or two with family, friends, and clients. Les believes every person, business and organization has a story worth sharing. Since 1997 he has enjoyed finding compelling ways to share those stories through writing and producing radio commercials at the Cache Valley Media Group. Discover how he can help tell your story at www.CacheValleyMediaGroup.com. Feedback and comments are welcome at les@cvradio.com. ©2015, Les Patterson. All Rights Reserved. To UNSUBSCRIBE, reply to this email with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line and your email will be removed.