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A song to stick in your head all day long!!
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. ”
― Johnny Carson
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. — Charles Swindoll
So let’s play our one string and play it well…..
Heck, let’s play it loud, play it clear and play a happy catchy tune.
Today – Today I am going to be extra happy, so happy in fact that people will suspect that I am either on something or up to something!! I invite you to do the same.
It probably isn’t surprising to you that happier people smile more than unhappy people. But did you know that there is lots of evidence that in addition to reflecting happiness, smiles can literally CREATE happiness? Shut up, it’s true. You can peek at articles from Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, and Smithsonian about the growing evidence that smiles actually improve the mood of the smiler and those around them.
If you happen to be in a good mood right now, be sure to communicate it to yourself and those you encounter with a warm, broad smile. If you aren’t in a particularly happy mood and you would like to be, dare yourself to try “fake smiling” for a few minutes and see if that can’t improve your mood. It is important to remember that happiness isn’t a requirement of every moment of every day; indeed, it is perfectly normal and quite healthy for bouts of frustration and sadness to visit you. The trick is to remember that when you’re finished feeling blechy, something as simple as a smile can help you elevate your spirit.
The Ripples Guy
A loving person lives in a loving world.
A hostile person lives in a hostile world;
everyone you meet is your mirror.
-Ken Keyes, Jr., shared by Heather in Anchorage, AK
If we see only the worst,
it destroys our capacity to do something.
If we remember those times and places—
and there are so many—
where people have behaved magnificently,
this gives us the energy to act,
and at least the possibility
of sending this spinning top of a world
in a different direction.
-Howard Zinn, shared by David in San Luis Obispo, CA
There are big heaps of good stuff in the world, along with plenty of poopiness as well. It is important not to ignore the yucky stuff completely, as there are lessons to be learned and people to be cautious about. Sometimes, though, we can get too focused on the difficulties. That can harden our heart which then makes it more difficult to see any of the positive aspects of life…which then causes to lose hope and our heart further hardens.
If you need a lift this week, I dare you to practice focusing on the upbeat people and happy happenings and delightful other-things that you encounter. It may not be possible (or prudent) to ONLY see the good stuff, but keeping your eyes open for sunshine will likely make your day brighter. And that could make all the difference. .