12 Days ’til 40: Rocky Roads

09 Feb


When someone mentions “rocky road” does the above image come to mind, or do you think of ice cream?

Though the road’s been rocky it sure feels good to me. ~ Bob Marley

Yeah I love scuffed up cowboy boots and broken tore up jeans.  A four wheel drive, eight point bucks and rocky road ice cream. ~ Eric Church

Many times throughout my 400 day countdown I have spoken about attitude and the correlation one’s attitude has with quality of life and happiness.

Fact:  We will all walk on rocky roads at some point in our lives.

Fact:  Some of us will walk down MANY rocky roads.

Myth:  All rocky roads lead to depression and misery.

Fact:  No matter how rocky the road is, our perception will influence the outcome of our journey.

Fact:  Rocky road ice cream tastes better than a face plant on a rocky road.

Today, 12 days ’til 40, I remind myself and others that attitude always helps determine outcome.  ATTITUDE ALWAYS HELPS DETERMINE OUTCOME.




Posted by on February 9, 2013 in attitude, Control


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32 responses to “12 Days ’til 40: Rocky Roads

  1. Heather

    February 9, 2013 at 17:00

    Yes…so true…I’ve always told my children “negativity begets negativity”, then of course discuss with them a positive attitude…I’ve always found this to be true!

  2. Deborah

    February 9, 2013 at 17:25

    I so love your blog! My only regret is that I joined your journey as you are closing in on the big day. But I do go back from time to time and pick up another piece from the time before I started following. This is such a great idea! I hope you don’t mind it I think about it for a significant birthday of mine! 🙂

    • Deborah

      February 9, 2013 at 17:40

      Oh, and I have a question. Maybe you answer this somewhere in your blog and I just haven’t gotten to it yet. What will you do when your 40th birthday comes? Will you still blog? Will it be here or will you start something new? Just curious. 🙂

      • 400daystil40

        February 9, 2013 at 23:36

        Yes, I am often asked this question – I am sure I will still blog, but I am not sure in what capacity. I will probably keep this blog (but not write daily) and I am also contemplating creating an education oriented blog space…

        • Deborah

          February 10, 2013 at 05:37

          That will be great! I look forward to reading your continued posts, regardless of the venue you choose! Thanks! 🙂

    • 400daystil40

      February 9, 2013 at 23:37

      I am glad you found me now! 🙂 I have had other readers use the countdown too – I think it would be great for you to do so! 🙂

  3. sharonhughson

    February 9, 2013 at 18:32

    Amen, Sister! I’m not a fan of marshmallows, so rocky road ice cream isn’t my preferred flavor. However, if I have to choose between a face plant and the ice cream? Yeah, even with icky marshmallows, the ice cream wins.
    Nice post, once again!

  4. Victoria Oldham

    February 9, 2013 at 19:32

    Next time things are hard, I’m going to think of Rocky Road ice cream. Thank you for that. 🙂

  5. viveka

    February 9, 2013 at 22:17

    Glad I have my rockies roads behind me … *smile

  6. behindthemaskofabuse

    February 10, 2013 at 01:41

    i suddenly need ice cream, that’s my attitude 😉

  7. Valley Brown

    February 10, 2013 at 01:55

    Attitude is everything. How you choose to react to anything that happens makes all the difference in the world, and in your life.

  8. elfknitter

    February 10, 2013 at 10:21

    I too joined in rather late but love your blog -hope you keep writing! 🙂

  9. The Siren's Tale

    February 10, 2013 at 15:24

    Love this. Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the temporary state of rocky roads. When you are on one, the road seems neverending!

  10. thelastsongiheard

    February 11, 2013 at 05:41

    The first thing I thought of was ice cream… but then, I AM hungry LOL

    • 400daystil40

      February 11, 2013 at 22:46

      That is funny – and I think you may have been the only one! 🙂

  11. Spider42

    February 11, 2013 at 09:12

    “Rocky road ice cream tastes better than a face plant on a rocky road.”
    Love it!! 😀

    And while I tend to not always be the most cheery/positive fellow, I do agree with you that roads are rocky and we just got to keep walking them. 🙂

  12. Janet Rörschåch

    February 12, 2013 at 05:26

    I loved this post. My best journeys/adventures had some rocky roads in them.

  13. knittingwithheart

    February 13, 2013 at 00:22

    I know life seems like one huge hunk of rocky road… yet, my first thought was indeed ice cream! 🙂

  14. simon7banks

    February 23, 2013 at 12:02

    Concerning your opening question – “The Rocky Road to Dublin” came long before Bob Marley. As a hill-walker and long-distance trail walker, though, “rocky road” tends to mean very specific things to me – a track that wears down my walking boots and carries a risk of my foot going down at an awkward angle so I get an injury. But it also reminds me that rocky roads pass through beautiful landscape and get me from one place to another!


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