Grateful for: finally saying out loud what’s been on my mind for a long time … people at work I care deeply about … the fact that, despite an unhappy state of mind and tremendous urges to the contrary, I ate a healthy lunch.

Remember: the simple power of just speaking the truth aloud.

Photo: Yesterday, without having done any web searches on the topic ever, I mentioned Casper mattresses aloud to three friends. This morning, this image from Casper mattresses was at the top of my Instagram feed. It sounds paranoid, but the truth is: Facebook is listening.


Mark McElroy: lives in Atlanta | is blogging again | is author of a dozen books | works as a professional storyteller | has a husband | is working on a novel | is an engaging public speaker | lost fifty pounds in 2017 | is a little obsessed with pizza.

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