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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Take a Walk on the Sunny Side!

We all have our challenging moments - we wake up late for work, the laundry is piled up and it's hard to find our favorite clothes, and we're tripping over things to get out the door.  Or maybe someone said something that just rubbed us the wrong way.  For some, these can all be "deal-breakers."  If these occur, their day is automatically labeled as "bad."  I just don't think it needs to be that way.

If we are living positively, we are doing what we can to avoid these moments.  We are organizing our life and anticipating ahead, hopefully eliminating some of these challenges.  But it's inevitable and unavoidable.  Sometimes we get too busy to prepare ahead, and the challenges build up.  Here is where the difference lies.

When we are living positively, these minor irritations are just that -- minor.  They are not deal breakers, they do not mean our day is ruined, they simply mean "we are having a moment."  When we are living positively, we don't get struck on the dark side.  We have our moment and do what we can to fix it.  We make a mental note to improve what went wrong to prevent a recurrence.  We stay on the sunny side.  The day is still great and we are able to overlook these irritations.  We still see what good is surrounding us and enjoy a great day.

Happiness does not come for those who dwell on the irritations.  It comes to those who overlook life's imperfections.  We are all a work in progress.  Life is a work in progress.  I hope you'll take a walk with me on the sunny side!

Have a wonderful day!

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