Good morning and Happy Monday.
Today started out rough. It’s been one of those days where I am too tired to even think straight let alone get out of bed when the alarm goes off. Not sure why. I bet you know the feeling.
After getting up late and rushing through the morning Lucy said something about it being a bad morning. My first thought was, “it’s not bad yet, just rough.” Then I wondered what would make it a bad day. I finally decided I don’t want a bad day so I’m not going to let my rough morning get the best of me. Positive thinking. Very positive thinking.
I have a tendency to not be a positive person. I’m always thinking worst case scenario and imagining reactions to things that may or may not happen. I also often get overwhelmed and that does not mix well with positive thinking. But today, today I am determined to not make it a bad day. As much as I want to lay down and take a nap (I might do that later) I’m going to plow through this morning. It may be rough but it doesn’t have to be bad.
There is a quote I like:
“For maximum happiness, peace and contentment may we choose a positive attitude.” -Thomas S. Monson
It’s easy to blame a bad day on events or other people. But in reality no one, or thing, can make us have certain thoughts, feelings or actions. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” I believe that. I believe you can also say, “No one can make you have a bad day without your consent.”
So as hard as it is for me to think positive, I am going to do my best today to think positive. I want happiness. I want peace. I want contentment. I want you to also have happiness, peace, contentment. So I am not going to give anyone or anything permission to make me have a bad day. Today at least.
Have a happy Monday friends. Stay positive.