Monday, March 23, 2009

Thought for the day

Photo by: Micha Klein

As promised, here's another bit of wisdom from my mother's church newsletter.

"You have to laugh and find humor in every day."

How true is this?

How many of you have had one of those days where nothing seems to go right and no matter what you do you can't seem to improve the day? I vividly remember many of those days. They never seemed to end. Each one seemed an eternity of it's own, with one miserable interaction after another.

Then, I learned a secret. It's one of the most profound of my life and one of the simplest! You are who you think you are. Isn't that simple?
For those of you snarling at the screen at this moment, let me elaborate. You are exactly who you believe yourself to be at any given moment of any given day. If you awaken in the morning feeling miserable and with a poor attitude you will have a miserably, poor day. If you believe yourself to be a nasty, grumpy old goat you will be.

Conversely, if you awaken each day with a smile, glad to see the day, you will be glad to see the day - even if you awoke with a headache! If you determine to be nice and have a good day at work you will, even if you walk in to a mountain sized pile of paperwork to tackle before lunchtime.

It's perfectly true. Put it to a test if you must. In fact, I encourage you to. Why not start right now? Determine that no matter what happens the remainder of the day to be happy. Tonight, before going to bed, review the end of your day and make note of the difference between a regular day and this day when you made an effort to be happy.

Your challenge for the week:

Find a bit of humor in every day. Smile every morning when you wake up, even if you don't feel like it. Laugh at one joke every day, even if you have to force the laugh.

At the end of the week review your memories. Was this a good week or bad week?

I believe that you'll find this week to have been an improvement no matter what "crisis" occurred. It's all in your attitude!

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