Have you ever thought that something was too good to be true? Was it too good? And was it true?
Why do we think that something can be too good to be true? Don’t we truly deserve good things to happen to us, as often as possible?
Here’s something true. I’ve never, ever had this thought:
That’s too bad to be true.
Why is that true, good people?
If something seems too good to be true, people often have distorted thoughts about it, including:
- I don’t deserve this.
- This is going to be taken away.
- I better not talk about this.
- Something terrible is going to happen.
Is that true for you, good readers?
Yesterday, I remarked that I was having a day that was too good to be true, because:
- I found out that a good and true therapist is going to be hired by the hospital to work with me.
- I saw reviews for my presentation at the hospital from a week ago that were so good that I wondered if they were true.
- The temperature was a too-good-to-be-true-for-Boston-in-November 74 degrees.
- My Thursday evening therapy group made me write “Ann is the best ever” on the white board. I wouldn’t believe that was true unless I had this good proof:
It’s true that a good member of the group last night also brought up AFOG (which stands for “Another Fucking Opportunity for Growth”). It’s too good to be true that I started this daily blog almost three years ago to help me write a book titled “AFOG.” If you don’t think that’s true, please read my good enough “About” page.
Have I truly written a book with the good title “AFOG”? No, because blogging every day since January 1, 2013 has been too good to be true for me.
Let’s see if I have any other photos from yesterday that are too good to be true.
I wonder if I can find some too-good-to-be-true music for this post.
It’s too good to be true that my last photo matches that music, so well.
True thanks to all the good people who helped me write this post and to you — of course! — for being so true, to me.