Did you ever wake up some mornings and just say “Hello World, It’s going to be a great day!”? It just seems that everything is brighter, all the colors around you look more intense and vibrant and even your sense of smell is acute, and you are overwhelmed with multiple fragrances at every turn. Well, It has been one of those days for me.
Monday Gets Happy
I’m really not sure why it has turned into such a good day. I didn’t get much sleep last night and I have to do laundry today (ugh!) AND there’s a big stack of dishes in my sink! (double ugh!) I think it’s because I recently had to have a good talk with myself about my attitude. It was one of those “is my cup half full or half empty” type of discussions. Life is a bit of a struggle for me right now, but I can choose to make things better…..or I can just choose to continue to complain about all the obstacles that seem to be in my way or decisions that are frustrating to me. The anxiety that comes with struggles of life is some times paralyzing. We keep spinning our wheels and feel that there is no way out of the current situation. The truth is that it’s actually easier to do something about it. But, often, we don’t see the path of least resistance. We get in our comfort zone and when things change, we just keep resisting to make that change.
I think the people who are most successful and happy in life don’t have any preconceptions about themselves. They just move forward not thinking that it might be difficult or not on their “life itinerary”. They are constantly reinventing themselves and are always open to new adventures or new paths to take on their journey. My grandmother was like that. You could say to her “Do you want to go with me?” She ALWAYS answered “Yes!” Each time, you could remind her that you didn’t tell her where we were going, but her response was always the same… “It doesn’t really matter!” And…she was very sincere about that answer…AND she was always smiling and happy. Her children would sometimes get messages from her that she was in another state…or even several states away. All because someone had posed that question to her….”Do you want to go?” She changed her “path”…and away she would go!
I guess it is a healthy thing to do too. My grandmother lived to the ‘ripe ole age’ of 96 and lived on her own for most of that time. I sure hope I have half the ‘spunk’ she did when I reach her matured age.
Life is an adventure and it can be an exciting and rewarding one or it can be filled with lots of struggles…..sometimes self-imposed….sometimes just ones thrown at us that make us take a better look at the whole picture of the journey we might be on. Today….I am choosing to look at my ‘glass of life’ differently. I am going to make it a great day…no matter what direction it takes me. I am saying “Yes” to the question “Do you want to go?”
So, how about you? Do you need a kick start?
What obstacles seem to be keeping you from moving forward?
Are there really obstacles…or are YOU the obstacle?
Change your attitude, Change your path, Change your day!!
I hope you enjoy your new chosen itinerary.
I hope you find some exciting adventures.
But most of all…I hope your Monday Gets Happy too!