A Better Morning

There are those mornings when everything seems a bit “off”. There is a nagging part of you that says that there is a good chance that it is going to be one of “those” days. You steel yourself against the onslaught of terrible things and you make up your mind to just try to get through it the best that you can. Every little upset in the day comes with a mental I told you so and you forge ahead and in all probability you will indeed get through it. At the end of the day you are worse for all that you endured but relieved.
That is the old paradigm playing over and over again. The new paradigm, should you choose to accept it, goes like this. The morning seems to start on a negative note so you immediately start bringing to mind all of your many blessings. You force yourself to think about happy times. You treat the people in your life with more joy than you feel. You focus on how you can make someone else ‘s day better. You watch your body and make sure it is holding itself in a posture of confidence and positivity instead of slumping until someone asks you what is wrong. You bring your heart, your soul and your body into a positive alignment. You keep adjusting your sails until you are going the way you want to go and not the way the wind is blowing. At the end of the day you didn’t just make it through the day, you took the rough diamond you were given this morning and made it a priceless gem. Were you fooling yourself? No more than you were when you acted as if it was going to be a not so nice day. I like the new paradigm better.

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