Tracy White

It’s a Sign

In choose your destiny on November 1, 2010 at 4:48 pm



On. Off.

The electric sign on the side of the freeway queried: “Terror Tips?” (Which was then followed by a toll-free number.)

A remnant from Halloween? I think not.

For some reason the wording of this blinking sign snagged a little spot in my mind.

“Terror Tips?”

[Sure, I get it, I was driving along the Capital Beltway and we all need to be aware, and there are “bad guys” out there and…I know, I know, I know]

But think about it—how does seeing the word “terror” blazing in your eyes on a Monday morning commute affect your psyche?

You see, I believe that we see what we want to see. And if we’re focusing on “terror,” no doubt, that’s what we’ll see.

[Naïve? Perhaps. But that’s my story and I’m sticking to it, folks! :D]

So how about we change that blinking sign? I think “Joy Tips,” “Peace Tips” or “Happiness Tips” has a much better vibe.

In fact, I figure that the word “terrorist” is passé! Let’s start a new label.

mmm…what sounds good to you?

“Hi, my name’s Tracy and I’m a peace-ist.”

“Look at me, I’m a joy-ist!”

What about…
“Yes, I’m a harmony-tarian.”

They’ve got a good ring, don’t they. In fact, I’m sure I’m the tipping point!

Yep—no doubt, you’ll be seeing t-shirts, buttons and campaigns declaring these great phrases. We’ll start a wave of change. Remember, you heard it first here! (tee-hee!)

Cheers, my friends!


PS: Further down the beltway a sign blinked, “Expect Major Delays.” I expected smooth sailing and that’s exactly what I got! Magic, huh?

  1. It’s a great philosophy to have – I’m trying to be more like that – I guess it’s a hazard of the job I’m in – some would call it pessimistic, I say pragmatic. Whatever, I’m really glad there are people like you in the world, that can help us negative people try to look at the world more positively!

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