There is some validity to the term “getting up on the wrong side of the bed.” We know that every day can’t be great, but sometimes it’s how we approach the day from the beginning that makes the difference. I believe that you can bring about negative energies as well as positive energies just by the attitude you have when you first wake up. Just to be able to wake up should be a blessing for anyone, because that is not always guaranteed. When most people anticipate the bad happening, they usually get it. When you have the demeanor that life is good and you are going to make the most of it, then life will seem sunnier. I would never tell people to “fake a smile” each day, because that would not seem natural. However, in order to get positive energy out of life I think it is imperative to invest positive energy into it. Accidents happen, people die and some get hurt every day. As much as we want to have control over things like that we have to realize that it’s not up to us. We do have the power to be a positive light for others though. Just to say “Good morning” might make someone else’s day. Smiles can be contagious when you dish them out. Whenever I am confronted by someone who is down on his or her luck and in need I usually give them money. It may not be a lot of money (Here in Philadelphia we have a LOT of people in need) but for those who are truly lacking they appreciate anything they can get. Life is precious, and it should be valued. If you are unhappy with your own life, I simply suggest that you “change whatever you can” so that you CAN become happy. You only get one shot at this. Why not put your best foot forward? I realize that for many this is “easier said than done.” Their circumstances may not be suitable for being happy. If you can’t change your circumstances, then change your outlook to those circumstances. You may find that it might make the “biggest difference” in your life. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
The late great jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr, brother Bill Jolly and Brett Jolly