Hello everyone on this very beautiful Monday. A marvelous day really. Marvelous means, wonderful and extraordinary. It’s Monday, so why not? We can choose to make it a day to groan, complain, have long face, be sad or just be ordinary. Or, we can choose to make it marvelous, make it an extraordinary day! A day full of wonder, which is what wonderful means. So how do we choose to have a day full of wonder? For one thing, we need to stop looking at the negative side of things. Dwelling on the negative will drain away anything good or positive. It will take away our happiness. It will take away our wonderful day.
We need to stay looking at the positive side of things. It’s a cloudy, rainy day. But, guess what? The sun is still shining. And those rainy days are important too. Can’t grow without them. We also can’t grow without sunshine. If we look at the positive side of both things, we can be happy in both kinds of weather. I have to be careful about this one. Especially in our long cold winters.
Choose to look at the positive side. And happiness will follow. No matter what the situation might be. What about fear? Is there a positive side to fear? Hmm, I really don’t think so. Not if it keeps us from doing what we should anyway. If it does, time to toss that fear away and don’t go looking for it anymore either. There really isn’t a lot that causes me to be afraid. There is one thing. I have to work on that one. Sigh.
But today is a wonderful day. Little things can make a day full of wonder. So can big things. But if we are waiting for the big things, well, we might have a long wait. Look for those little things. Every day abounds with little things that can make each day a wonderful day. A tiny flower. A little chipmunk. A bird singing from a nearby shrub. I butterfly floating along even in a strong wind. Doesn’t seem to bother it any. If a strong wind doesn’t bother a frail little butterfly, how come it bothers us so much? It can take away our happiness real quick. And there goes our extraordinary day.
The wind rustling the leaves of the trees. The scent of a beautiful rose. A cat curled up on your lap purring. A dog with his head laying on your lap. A little chickadee sitting on your hand. A huge spider crawling across the floor, no, wait, lets skip that one. That goes in the negative category. Sitting outside in the early morning ( or whatever time of day you prefer) with a cup of coffee ( or hot chocolate if you prefer). Hmm, things are getting complicated now.
Little things like this and so many more, can make a wonderful day for sure. And when we have a wonderful day, then happiness will naturally follow along. The two go together. Guess I’m just kind of rambling in my thoughts here today. But we can choose to have a wonderful day, so why not do it?
I should probably stop for now. I hope you all have had or are having a great start to your week and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.