Good Bye February

February – Boy, has it been a hard, long month. With the U.S. covered in so much snow it has been like the world has come to a standstill. Less orders, less phone calls.  It has been a very wild ride for us here this month. We are hoping that March will be a more eventful month and that with the coming of Spring, our customers will start to think about engaging with their customers through the use of promotional items and corporate gifts. – I know that a lot of companies are feeling the same way. Each day I get an email from one of the organizations we belong to, and this month’s theme has been a “pep talk”.  Today’s email started out like this:  “Yes, there is magic in positive thinking.
The key to cultivating and maintaining a positive mental attitude is to take control of your thinking and avoid negative minded people. It's a challenging task to develop a calm, focused mind, but well worth the effort.”

 

If you think about this, it makes a lot of sense. Sometimes it is hard when so many negatives start coming at you at once. But if you just use the mindset that everything happens for a reason and use each set back as an opportunity for growth, in the end your attitude will get better and before you know it, your world will be rosy and bright. – Here is a thought that that same email left us with yesterday – and I like this thinking: The great inventor, Thomas A. Edison, was known for his positive mental attitude. In December 1914, the Edison Laboratory in West Orange, New Jersey, was almost entirely destroyed by fire.


 Edison lost $2 million in equipment and the records of much of his life's work. The morning after the fire, as the 67-year-old inventor walked among the ashes, he was anything but defeated. Looking around, he remarked, "There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up. Thank God we can start anew." Yes, there is magic in a positive attitude.