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.