It’s a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, and the birds are driving our cats crazy by perching themselves on the sunflowers right outside our front window. But despite the thumps I keep hearing on the window as the cats try to earn an extra breakfast, all I can do is smile.
Life is good.
We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had our “worse”, “poorer” and “sickness.” But through everything, I’m in a place in my life where I don’t need to change a thing to be happy. I AM.
I find it interesting and discouraging when I speak to people who seem to want to be unhappy. Even when things aren’t going our way, we answer “Great!” when asked, “How are you?”
How do you answer that question? If you’re more of a half-empty person, I ask you to consider this… When your day starts off bad, does it usually get worse? If so, have you ever evaluated how much time you spend focusing on your problems, rather than focusing on what’s going good in your life? Believe it or not, there IS good in your life. Consider this: If you’re able to read my blog, you are able to read. You have a computer or electronic device that allows you to connect to the internet. You are alive.
If you are a more-than-half-full person, I’m proud of you. Keep smiling. Brighten somebody else’s day by saying “Good morning!” or by simply smiling at them as they pass you. Believe it or not, that smile really could be the ticket to making their day just a little bit better.
Sitting at work a few months back, I realized there was a man in my office who I had never seen smile. I decided right then that I WAS going to get a smile out of him, and I started greeting him with a smile and a “Hi!” every time we passed. You know what?! It worked! Every time we pass now, I not only get a smile, but I receive a “Hi Kim!” And my heart glows. I didn’t give up.
If you struggle with maintaining a positive attitude, I encourage you to look up the following websites:
It doesn’t matter what your religion or belief system is. You can be happy. But rather than waiting for somebody else or a particular situation to make you happy, you have the responsibility to make yourself happy.
So do it. And remember:
You are a creator of thoughtways on your unique path of joy. ~Abraham-Hicks