Archive | January, 2010

Every Day Is A Good Day

5 Jan

Let me share with you a strategy I use
To avoid being flooded with feelings of
Gloom, depression and fear.

Every day is a good day.
But when I’m experiencing
A day full of frustrations,
I don’t call it a bad day,
I call it an “interesting” day.
This habit keeps me
From being overwhelmed
With negative emotions.

Why does this work?
Repetitive thoughts
And words create feelings.
Those feelings create a positive or
Negative behavior pattern.

If I tell myself it’s a bad day,
I began to feel defeated and exhausted.
If my day has one issue after another,
If I tell myself it’s an “interesting” day
This keeps my open to gratitude, hope, solutions,
Resiliency,and sometimes even a sense of humor.

I try to monitor my words when
I’m feeling in a slump so I can avoid those
“knot in your stomach – stressful – anxious –
Sickening – I’m losing it” feelings.

I had one of those “interesting” days recently
And reminded myself to stop,
Do some deep breathing and re-group.

If you’re having an “interesting” day,
Let these words minister to you.
Sometimes the children are screaming,
The boss is irritating,
The traffic is slow and
The bill collectors won’t go.

Sometimes you feel strong and confident.
Sometimes you’re full of regrets and
Wonder where all the time went.

Sometimes you feel like you want to give up.
Sometimes you’re too tired to move
’cause you have so much to do.

Sometimes you’re lonely and
Wonder if love will ever come.

Sometimes you’re glad to be alone
To think your own thoughts.

Sometimes life is easy and sometimes hard.

Today be grateful that you’ve come this far.
Breathe in peace, faith and hope.

All the answers…I do not know.
But I’m here to say, count your blessings.
Don’t give up.
You can make it.

Little miracles happen each day.
Don’t miss them because you’re focusing
On your pain, frustrations and fears.

Constantly work on the five main things
You need to live in peace and harmony

1) Love,
2) Faith,
3) Hope,
4) Compassion
And of course
5) your life purpose along with family and friends.

Without these in your life….
Life can drive you crazy.