I impress (and depress) myself with how adept
I can be at imagining the worst --
preparing for disappointment,
waiting for the other shoe to drop,
practicing for possible adversity.
I wonder about a kinder, gentler inner environment:
one that readies me for joy,
stretches my capacity for happiness,
raises my tolerance for bliss.
Making eye contact with the guy in the mirror, I ask:
"HOW GOOD CAN YOU STAND IT, TODAY?"
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