I don't make many new year resolutions - I have one or two and I've been working really hard at trying to keep the few I made.
One of the resolutions I made was to try and be more positive. For some stupid reason I tend to lean towards thinking the worst. My inspiration for this is my friend Diane. Seriously, she is the MOST positive person I know. She gives everyone the benefit of the doubt, always sees the positive in just about everything. I really admire her for that.
So when I get frustrated and want to just really blast something or someone I try to stop and think like I think she would. And I must admit with the exception of once or twice that really is working (Thanks Diane!).
One case where it doesn't seem to work is this week with Ancestry. Maybe I'm doing something wrong? But It frustrates the heck out of me when I say I want this person in this place on a census and the first entries that show up have nothing to do with what I asked for, or maybe I'm looking for a marriage in one of the marriage data bases and I say it took place in 1847... and it gives me marriages for 1965. The urge to slip back into the negativity really grabs me.
I know alot of people blast Ancestry for alot of things, but really where would we be without them? This is that positive spin thing - I'm thinking of all the great databases that they provide and how difficult it would be to even surf those databases if it weren't for Ancestry.
See, I am working on it!