Wednesday, 10 April 2013
THINGS THAT MAKE ME SMILE
The other day when I was out walking and I came across these guys ( or girls ). They came running over to the fence when they saw me coming and I just had to take their photo. I thought their hair blowing in the wind was hilarious. I couldn't stop smiling and laughing. I mean just look at those faces!
I love to laugh. It feels tremendous. I like nothing better than to wake up in the morning and have sore cheeks after an evening of laughing and joking with friends. It's so easy in life to become bogged down in to a state of negativity. I choose instead to surround myself with positivity and joy. To look at the bright side of life, and to laugh.
That doesn't mean I don't have bad days, or feel grumpy and tired. And we all have to be serious and respectful when a certain situation warrants it. There is nothing funny or positive about illness, disease or tragedy. But in life, I do make a conscious effort to look for the positive in a situation or the bright side of things. And the more you make an effort to do this, the easier it becomes.
I once had someone say to me that I was always telling them the good stuff about my life and that I never shared anything that was hard. They wanted to know all of it, not just the good, but the bad too. I can understand that, but its not something that comes easily to me. I really don't like to complain or be negative in any way. I also am very careful about who I share my really close stuff with. That's just who I am. But, really, I don't dwell on the negative. When someone really hurts me, or lets me down in a big way, I usually just move on from that person. I work hard at surrounding myself with positive people and positive things. Negative individuals literally suck the soul right out of you and life is much too short to let that stuff in. I try not to let past disappointments affect myself in the future. Just because something or someone was bad before doesn't mean that it will be that way the next time around.
I also believe that negativity attracts negative, and positivity attracts positive. The more grateful, and happy one is, the more inclined you are to attract those same kind of people in to your life. I always think of Winnie the Pooh when I think of positive and negative. Tigger is always happy and jolly, bouncing around and making every one smile. Things go well for Tigger. But Eyeore is always down and depressed and nothing ever goes right for him. The same goes for life. There is a lot to be learned from Winnie the Pooh.
So laugh and sing. Make jokes and look at the brighter side of life. Let all that negative energy out, and fill it with brightness and joy. The world will look brighter, life will be fulfilling and good things will come your way. I promise.