Thought for the Day: Take the time to appreciate the little moments. Hold them within your heart to pull out on those days when you need them.
Whenever something wonderful happened, my mother would always lean over and say "Remember this, so you can pull it out when you are having a bad day." She was absolutely right. On those tough days, I would feel a little better about myself or a situation when I pulled out a similar situation in which things went well. They may not be exact matches, but I always looked for the ones that closely resembled the current climate I was in. If I didn't have one, I pulled out happy memories to change the attitude state I was in.
As an exercise, try this:
1. Think of how you feel right now.
2. Think of something bad/unhappy that has happened.
3. Did you feel better or worse?
4. Now, think of a happy memory. Something special to you.
5. Did you feel better or worse?
Ultimately, you can control how you feel in your normal daily life. You can choose to help yourself feel better or worse depending upon what you focus on. Have you ever noticed that when we feel good and happy, the doors of the world seem to open for us? This is because we are open to new opportunities. We literally have cleared our brains of focusing on issues it needs to deal with in the background, so we can see better the possibilities around us or to create new opportunities.
When you are having a bad day, take a few minutes break from the world and just pull out your book of happy memories. Give yourself 5 minutes to spend with them. You will be refreshed to face the day again....and maybe change it into a better one.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about this. Please share your comments below.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!