This morning on my way into work, I ran into a co-worker. We chatted about the (horrible, disgusting) weather and she mentioned that she had an affirmation that she uses on days like this "the weather is like a hug." In effect, making something positive out of a hot, humid negative.
That led me to think that I need an affirmation. I started with "Adversity leads to growth." But that sounded too Dr. Phil.
That's when I came up with "I am a strong, black woman and ain't nobody gonna keep me down!"
That was followed by a giggle fit in the (very crowded) elevator.