Does getting caught in traffic throw off your whole day? Do you complain about the dog eating your houseplant all day long? Does a cranky spouse or kids first thing in the morning make you cranky, and you tell all your friends, co-workers, and even the person behind you in the grocery checkout line about how bad your day is going?
People tend to focus on the few things that didn’t go well, and allow those things to color their whole day. But what about all those things that went right? What would happen if you shifted your focus off the irritant and instead focused on the positives?
What positives, you say?
How about the sun came up? You have a bed to sleep in and a roof over your head? You have a car to get stuck in traffic, and you have a job to go to? Your dog, who brings you so much joy, is perfectly fine and didn’t get sick from that house plant? Your spouse or kids gave you a hug and told you they loved you before the morning was out?
What you predominately focus on is a choice. You get to decide if today will be a good day—or not.
Allow those things that frustrate and irritate you to run through your mind like water running through your fingers. Look for–and hold fast–to everything that feels good. Talk about those things in the grocery store line, to your co-workers, and to everyone who will listen.
Together we can do it!