Offer one…a smile. It only takes a second, and that smile could make all the difference for the person receiving it. It shows you care. It shows they matter to someone. And besides, smiling and laughing make us feel good too!
So as you walk by people today, whether you know them or not, how about giving them a smile? Make everyone’s day a little brighter.
Point B as fast as you can? Do you often begin sentences with “I’ll be happy when ____ (you fill in the blank)
You know what? Life will end soon enough so you don’t have to try to make it go any faster- stop and savor the small moments as they unfold- that is some of the stuff that makes life worth living.
You know what? If you keep say stuff like “I’ll be happy when…” you’ll find that when your “when” rolls around you are happy- for about five minutes, and then you’re off on yet another “I’ll be happy when…” and then in the meantime, you’re miserable.
You know what I’m talking about. Living life this way makes no sense and in the end, won’t make you happy- but enjoying the actual journey; seeing it as part of a learning and enrichment process will.
Before you do it…before you fly off the handle…think. Is it going to make the situation better by raving like a maniac? Is it going to help you handle the situation better or will it make it worse? Is it going to make the people around you more cooperative or cause them to get angry as well?
Stop and take a breath first and then decide on the best course of action.
Learn- to trust your capabilities. Trust yourself. When you feel moved to do something then move forward. When you feel you can do something new, there’s a reason for that- it’s your inner voice telling you that you can. Go with it. Believe in it.Believe in yourself.
When you feel the fear of “second guessing” yourself start to surface then push it back. Remind yourself how far you’ve come- and you know what? You can take yourself the rest of the way too.
It starts with you. Look in the mirror and say “I love you.” When you really love yourself you make better decisions about your goals and it opens up your heart to receive love as well. Always remember that you are worth being loved and having your dreams come true.
Want to be more confident? Want to manifest your goals? One of the quickest way to get there is to act “as if” you already have the things you want.
Are you shy? Well if you did have confidence how would you act? How would you dress, how would you walk, how would you talk? Why not dress and act that way NOW.
Norman Vincent Peale was one of the greatest positive thinkers of this generation. He always preached that we should act “as if” we already have the traits we desire, for when we do this we bring ourselves into alignment with our dreams and once we do that, well, those dreams can be seen clearly coming right towards you. Go ahead, try it today! What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? Everything!
Its what you think that matters. What you want, how you feel, what direction you want to go in. The decision is yours. It does not belong to your Aunt Matilda or Uncle Frank. It doesn’t even belong to your best friend or your boss. It belongs to you; it’s what feels right to you; what resonates deep inside your heart.
Make that decision for yourself based on what your gut tells you. Don’t let those “gremlins” those negative thoughts that can make their way into your mind decide for you either- keep them out.