It seems that the older you get the faster the days go by. It amazes me the way the days quickly turn in weeks, weeks into months and months into years. Each one of these days are filled with whatever it is we choose to fill them with.
I find great importance in trying to look back at the day before me and reflect on those things that bring me joy. It is easy to look back and think about all of the gossip we heard, or who’s doing what with whom. In each part of our days there are also a few things that are so beautiful in a sense and when we find time to notice them they too become a part of us the same way all of the other events of the day. I may notice a beautiful flower, a glorious sunrise or just the incredible view of the distant mountain peak reaching far into the sky. When I notice these things I make a habit of actually stopping my monkey brain to actually think about it’s beauty, then go on with my day. It is my own private collection of glorious visions I have discovered during just this one single day and I love to sit back at the end of a busy day and recall them in my mind.
Each one of us know that there are so many positive things that surround us each day and unless we take the time to actually notice them there is a possibility that we will miss them.
It is same choices with words that we choose to save within the memory banks of our brains. Is it the negative feedback from an angry client that fills us, or is the encouraging words we hear from the people around us? Either way it is our choice to take notice and remember those words that lift us up and simply dismiss the words that attempt to break us down.
Just as beauty and encouraging words can lift us up it is important to remember that the same beauty resides within us and through the words we choose to speak we also have the choice to reflect that beauty through positive words we speak or spread the disease of the negative. We do the same through our body language. Just a bright smile or a thumbs up can make all of the difference in the world for someone who may be feeling down.
Time passes so quickly and when I look back I always like to believe that I am one who spreads joy through the words I speak and write. Thinking about this each day creates a type of mindfulness that will encourage us the next day to engage in those positive things, people and events. Are you noticing the beauty? Are you actually listening to the words of another? Are you taking notice of all of the joy in hearts who surround you? Or are those negative things you hear the same things that drive your soul?
When you sit down tonight what is it that you will be reflecting on about the day that has passed?
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I have decided to take a day off of exercise today as I arose from bed a little later this morning. Where I used to get upset over missing a workout I find that it no longer bothers me. It is not a race, but just another day in a long line of many to come. I will however find a few ways of working my body today through a few pushups, or a 30 minute walk at lunchtime.