Sunday, October 30, 2011

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me

This is a series I am doing for the month of October. If you are new, you can start HERE.
Day 29
Thoughts on Joy:
I was at my friend's house the other day and noticed this magnet on her fridge. That's perfect I said. I have to take a picture of it. So I did (see above). 

Today I kept thinking about this all day. Every time something went wrong--and it seemed like a lot of somethings went wrong today--I repeated this little mantra in my head. I tried to remember that attitude plays such a huge part in how we experience joy. Life is not perfect. It isn't ever going to be. That's the nature of life. It is up to us to choose joy. 

Today I chose joy and it was a wonderful, fulfilling, happy, imperfect day.

Today I found joy on my journey:
--going to the pumpkin patch with my family.
--eating Korean food. Yum.
--seeing my four year old walk our greyhound. Besides being hilarious because the dog is practically twice as big as he is, it was the sweetest thing ever.
--hearing my son give an impromptu tuba concert for the neighbors. And hearing them all cheer for him and encourage him. What a bunch of great people!
--spending lots of time outside today and soaking up the gorgeous autumn sunshine.

 What brought you joy today?
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graham and heather said...

That is a great mantra! My joy came from Jack saying "hilarious" for the first time after Graham said it. That was quite entertaining. :)

creating memories.. said...

I so agree with that quote! I'am so tired of being surrounded by people who are always whining about not being able to do what they want to do or pursue their dream coz of 'no time/ too busy/ my kids won't let me/ my hubby won't let me'! Sometimes I want to tell them, 'hey, if you wanna do something, YOU got to do it! No one else will!!' I don't mean to be harsh on them, but they kind of spread negative energy in me and pulls me down too.. And I hate it! It's so hard for me to motivate myself and push me to do better that I can't motivate others too! wears me out!