People all around the world are out doing productive thingsright now. You can be one of them if you choose to be. Youhave the right words within you to make every day a happyone. Here’s what you need to say and why:
# 1 : Today is going to be a great day.Your life is for smiling, imagining, exploring, learning, hugging, sharing, caring, helping,and healing. Choose to do these things. Choose to make the most of the gift you’vebeen given. Wake up every morning in such a way that the negativity committeelingering in the back of your mind says, “Oh crap, not another happy day!”
A good life begins right now with a choice. It’s going to be fun, finger-snapping kind ofday if you want it to be. Choose wisely and indulge in the goodness. Enjoy the sights andsounds, watch the clouds, stare at the stars, and imagine yourself dancing among them.
# 2 : I’m looking forward to it.Your work is going to fill a large percentage of your time on Earth, so the only way tomake the majority of it lively and interesting is by enthusiastically injecting yourself intowork that aligns with your purpose. That’s the key. Find work that means something toyou, or connect your work to a goal that has meaning, and then persist at it.
William James once said, “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is nohappiness without action.” Everything you do is only as big as you are, and yougrow by taking action and working hard. But even more importantly, remember that hard work is only „hard to do‟ only when it has no meaning to you.
# 3 : I’ll give it another try.If things don’t work out the way you had hoped, hold your head up and be proudthat you gave it your best shot. Then try again. Ultimately, each mistake teachesyou something new about your goal and yourself. There is no failure except innever trying again. It is always the courage to continue that counts in the end.
Forget failure, or any other outcome whatsoever. If you try something – toimprove yourself, to eliminate debt, to lose weight, to make a relationshipwork, to make the world a better place, etc. – you have already achievedsomething brilliant regardless of the end result. Trying is always enough.
# 4 : Hello.Life is a choir made up of many voices, including your own. Join in and sing yourpart. Let the harmony ring. It may sound silly to you now, but sometimes all youneed in life is for someone to sing beside you.
One day you‟re going to look back on smiles and songs you shared with others and smile andsing some more. Because it‟s sincere human connections – the sharing of a moment – thatgives life it‟s best music. Sometimes it happens when you reach out and help someone sing their verse, and other times it‟s allowing another to reach out and help you sing yours.
# 5 : Thank you.The greatest way to make your blessings count is to count your blessings. Acknowledgingthe good things you already have in your life is of the essence, because whatever youappreciate and give thanks for will grow stronger in your life.
Gratitude leads to greatness. It can literally turn what we have into more than enough, jobs into joy, chaos into order, uncertainty into clarity, and bring peace to an otherwise chaotic day.
# 6 : I’m OK.The ones who fall and get up are so much stronger than the ones who never fell.Often it’s the deepest difficulties which empower human beings to rise and growinto their highest, happiest selves. The ones who win the race in the long run areusually not the quickest or luckiest, but the ones who have endured the most.
How you respond to life’s little tragedies is what shapes your character. Craphappens sometimes, you’ve got to deal with it and move on. Don’t hide from it. Sowhen the crap hits the fan, as it sometimes will, stop and say it out loud: “I’m OK.”
# 7 : It was a busy day.The happiest moments will be the unexpected breakthroughs on this lifelong journey, asyou participate relentlessly in exploring and manifesting your own blessings. Happinesswill never be something you hold at the end, but something you DO to get there. Don’tstop. Maintain your efforts. Enjoy yourself. Keep journeying onward and upward.
Happiness is a quest – a journey of magnitude. It‟s a something you feel –a longing that pulls your thoughts and efforts in a specific direction. You strive for it daily, persisting in your pursuit against the odds, and sometimes find yourself traveling to faraway lands to get closer to it.
Your future is immediate. Grab it with both hands and carry it forward withyou. When you come up on a roadblock and are faced with the choice of sittingdown and doing nothing or doing something to make further progress, choosethe latter. Think, work, climb if you have to – keep moving your future forward. Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn
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