Good Morning!

How are you today?  Are you feeling chipper or does life have you by the tail?

I admittedly did not start the day off with the best attitude.  It’s finally sunny, warm and the birds are singing, so what’s my deal?  I think we all find ourselves in this situation from time to time.  The world is beckoning with positivity, and yet we sit in a rut feeling miserable about circumstances beyond our control.

But you know what?  That’s not the end of the story.  That’s not “All she wrote”.  I believe that no matter what I am faced with, I always have a choice. I can choose my attitude.  I can choose the way I deal.  There is power in that.  I can choose my coping mechanisms, if I believe I can.

Will I bring others down with me today to my level of misery, or use the power I have over my emotional well-being and build up those around me?

Depressed or productive?

Happy or sad?

Grateful or wallowing?

There is always something difficult to deal with, and I will always find myself confronted with some set of unforeseen stressors.  Will I succumb to the pressures of life and project a negative and miserable attitude, or rise above and work to have a grateful attitude.

In a nutshell, this is my philosophy.  Sorrow and grief are part of life, but living is part of life too.  Really living means seeing a greater, broader, more beautiful world beyond myself, and making the most of my abilities to leave it a better place than I found it.  Real change in the way we approach our lives doesn’t happen overnight, but there is never a better time to start.

Happy Friday 😉