Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is observed by many as a day to think positive. A day for looking on the bright side of things then carry that with you every day after. Do not worry and do not stress over the little things. Life is too short to let the little things bother us. Everyone knows that unexpected or unplanned things happen in life, sometimes on a daily basis. With a positive attitude, life is much brighter and easier. [courtesy National Day of Calendar]

Yes, I know today is the 12th, but yesterday’s day is so much more interesting than today’s. If you have followed my blog at all, you know I am a literal thinker. When I saw the picture of spilled milk I remembered back to my childhood when milk running off the edge of the table was a regular occurrence at most family dinner tables. Children’s hands aren’t as steady as they think and when one talks with their arms flailing for emphasis glasses of milk often ended up on their sides. The sippy cup ended all that in the early 1990’s.

Today, even restaurants don’t serve regular glasses of milk or soda to children. I was out with my twelve-year-old grandson the other day and his Coke was served in to to-go cup with a lid and straw. He was somewhat offended, but he realizes he is small for his age. I’m still waiting for him to be big enough to sit in the front seat with me when we go someplace. I digress.

I received a cartoon memory this morning. It was pictures of terms that have gone by the way side such as cars with fender skirts, trucks with running boards and percolators. They could have added a glass of spilled milk to the mix.

On to thinking positive. We can all do a little more of that. Maybe I should speak for myself. It’s so easy to criticize another person or something you see on TV. I question a lot of things just because I’m curious and I don’t think like other people do. I have a great friend who reminds me to look forward and not hold on to things from my past. She’s a positive thinker every day. I like to hang out with her because it rubs off. So forget the spilled milk, personal offense, bad day at work, poor test score, etc. and have a grand day sharing smiles, positive comments and even a hug or two. It will make people wonder what you are up to.