Very often in my life I get caught up in the moment and let that take over my whole day, my whole attitude, and I forget to look for the silver linings in thing. Take for instance today. It did not start off on a great foot, and I think I was predisposed to thinking before it even started that today was just going to stink. So when I got to work and things when right in the crapper just as I knew they would I let my mood get flushed away too.
But then I went to lunch and had to stop at the store and pick up some hot dog buns for dinner and I decided to walk around a little. And it was in the walking around, still brooding over my day, that I actually found some inspiration to be happy. I was walking past aisles of pretty summer colors and decorations, of patio furniture and lawn chairs and it got me to thinking. Ok, so yep work is kinda miserable right now, nothing new there, but why do you have to be miserable too. I don't have to be miserable and I shouldn't be miserable. I do not have to let work affect my home life and my lunch hour and everything else I will do all day. I can't let work ruin the waking hours that I don't spend there.
So it got me to really thinking about what makes me happy. About what I have to look forward to and what I have to be thankful for in my life. It made me think about my wonderful son, my doting husband, my family and my friends. I am in control of my attitude, of how my day goes and how I react to the things that are outside of my control. I can choose to let something crappy at work affect me in a negative way, or I can choose to leave those crappy things at work, at work. I am choosing today to be in control of my destiny. To be in control of my attitude and to be happy.
Everything seems to be easier and better when I am happy. So today I am taking inspiration from the bright summer colors in the store. I am choosing to be bright and summery as well. I am choosing to think about adding some color and fun to my back porch tonight instead of sitting on the couch moping about a bad day. I am choosing to hang my laundry on the clothes line tonight, to clean out a kitchen cupboard, to pay those bills on the table. I a choosing to do something positive instead of something negative. To be in control of my day, my mood and my life.