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Danny’s World: Is Having a Good or Bad Day Really Up To You?

Danny's iphone 022I opened up Facebook this morning to check the Dream Big fan page and the first post I see on my personal page is “I hope today is a better day than yesterday”.  Apparently this person had a bad day yesterday and was speaking to the universe in order to gain favor and have a great day today.  I wonder, though, if having a good or bad day is up to us or up to happenstance?

I believe we are each the author of our own life.  We have the power in our mind to maintain perspective and keep a positive view of things which in turn helps to make every day a better day.  To hope for a better day, in my opinion, is all about attitude.  You either allow events to impact you so greatly that you take on a bad mood…or you let events run off you like water off a duck’s back.  Of course I am talking about daily life stuff, not death, critical injuries, miscarriages, disease diagnoses, etc.

I try to maintain the perspective that I am in control of the way I respond to what happens around me throughout the day.  I cannot control what happens but I can control me.

Cloudy and I Know It

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Last year was a bit “cloudy” for me. I went through a lot of transitions and experienced some high points and low points. Dreams were put on hold and others came to reality. My faith was tested and my walk with God wavered. Many people believe this myth that because you are a Christian, you won’t have struggles or you do not wrestle with your faith…this couldn’t be further from the truth. I say all of this to say that there were moments I was on Cloud nine. I was blissfully happy and nothing in my surroundings could move me in a negative direction. I saw clearly what life had in store for me and I was ready to dive headfirst into the vision I know that God has for me. Then there were other moments…

…life situations that I allowed to happen and life situations that.just. happened

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5 Ways to Create an Optimistic Attitude

Every article and post giving tips on learning to become more positive has had “be grateful” as one of the first items listed. I guess that must be important…

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Every morning as you prepare for the day you face a simple choice: how are you going to accept the big and the small obstacles that you encounter during the day? Will you let these challenges become impossible obstacles or will you think like an optimist and turn them into opportunities?

Optimism is the tool you need, and the good news is that it can be developed. To engage your optimism, you need to mature the ability to pause for a moment when you encounter an obstacle. During that pause, begin to reframe what you’re seeing. Learn how to see an obstacle as an opportunity. Optimism isn’t a gift you’re born with—you develop it with practice and eventually you will become an authentic optimist, ready for any opportunity.

Consider these 5 ways an optimistic…

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Choose to be Happy

Live Free, Live Healthy believes your attitude is your choice and I agree wholeheartedly! Another great post showing us that you must make the effort to focus your mind on the positives of life and minimize the negatives.

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Every single day. No matter if the temperature has dropped down to 37, if the cat bit your toe while you got dressed in the dark at 5AM, if you spilled hot chocolate down the front of your white blouse, if your bedroom window has a draft, if your coworker doesn’t save you a spot at the lunch table—you make the choice, in every moment of every day, to be happy.

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A Note on Positivity

Taking time to be grateful and thankful is one practice that will help you become a more positive minded person. BalancedAmes is leading by example!!

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Good morning and happy Thursday!

This morning I woke up feeling so thankful. Night-shift really has a way of making me appreciate things that I never really thought about before: sleeping by my husband, waking up at a “normal time”, being able to say goodbye to Drew before he goes to work, watching the morning news, and eating breakfast at breakfast time. Since my husband doesn’t believe in heat until November 1st (it’s 58 degrees in our house), I turned on the fireplace and I’m posted up in front of it until I go to workout. All in all, a wonderful morning.

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The feelings of happiness and thankfulness this morning have me thinking: very simple things made me feel this way. Small things can upset us (just go down your Facebook feed), so shouldn’t we also let small things make us happy? Maybe we can start paying more attention to…

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