''We Don’t Care What They Say We Got That P.M.A.''

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''We Don’t Care What They Say We Got That P.M.A.''

Written: 04/29/2012

You know people. Those people.  Yes.  You do.  Everything is bad with them and all your friend does is ramble on and on about how crappy his or her job is. And how his or her partner doesn’t please them.  Or how your friend wishes life would be better or that him or her was making more money.  And they go on and on and on about it everytime you talk to them.  And they want comfort or feel like someone understands them. They want to drag you down into their misery so they have company and are not alone in their misery.  But here is my challenge to you, dear reader, is to not join them in their misery.  Don’t submit to it.  Don’t stoop to their negative level.  Be positive.  Don’t let them take you down.
 
One day a few years ago I was watching the video for the song “Don’t Let Them Take You Down (Beautiful Day)” by one of my favorite artists Jesse Malin.  Jesse writes great songs and he’s a great performer and I’ve gotten to know him a bit over the years.  Side note:  He liked 613!  Anyway in that video Jesse is playing a black Gibson Les Paul.  And on the guitar in tape is:  P. M. A.
 
P. M. A.?  What is that?  I had never heard of the term.  So I went on the Googlelybird and looked it up.  P. M. A. stands for Positive Mental Attitude.  When you have P. M. A. you see everything that happens in your life through a positive attitude. And you use that attitude to filter everything that happens – the good the bad and the ugly.  I challenge you if you have the tendency to see things negatively to embrace the P. M. A. way.  It has totally changed my life.  I have found that I cope and deal when things go wrong by challenging my personal P. M. A.  Sometimes you need to take time to recharge your P. M. A. batteries because they can get low.
 
So the next time someone goes off on a fifteen minute tangent about how things are so bad sit them down and work your P. M. A. magic and show your friend how their life can be better if they embrace a Positive Mental Attitude.