Have you ever awakened in the morning and just “felt” like today was not going to be a good day? If you have, then you were probably right. Usually when someone’s day starts off “feeling” like a bad day then the negative often ensues. Does this mean that your bad days are pre-ordained? It has been said that we often pull the negative and positive energies out of the air through the power of our own minds. For example, if you are expecting a bad day to happen then you may in essence be “creating” your own bad day. The same could also happen for you having a good day. I remember years ago performing at one of the casinos in Atlantic City. I don’t gamble, but during the break I decided to check out people gambling at the roulette wheel. There were a bunch of people there placing bets on a spinning wheel hoping to win big (none of them looked happy though). Then I saw this neatly dressed older gentleman in a white suit walk up to the table. He had TWO (2) women with him, one on “each arm.” He was a Black man wearing a derby, and he had a white woman on one arm and a black woman on the other. This man practically “reeked” of confidence. He walked up to the roulette table and placed a “huge” pile of chips on the “long shot.” The crowd looked in amazement and several thought he was going to go broke. Well, lo and behold, his long shot “hit.” He won a ton of money on his first and only try, and then just walked away with his 2 ladies. To me, that was either sheer confidence or he knew that the gambling was fixed. On the other hand, I have known of people who “expected” a bad day to happen, and that is “exactly” what transpired. I am not saying that we can create our own fortune, but you never know for sure until you try it. If you wake up in the morning with a good perspective and still have a bad day then obviously it didn’t work. That could mean that your good days and bad days were already planned for you. I always say that if you already know you will be having a bad day, then there is absolutely no need for you to play the lottery (because you already know that you are going to lose). On bad days I try not to make any major decisions because I already know what the outcome will be. In fact, I try to get the day over with early do that I can go to bed and hope the very next day is better. Sometimes things are going so well that we start to think that this can’t last (and that is when our bad luck starts to happen). The mind is powerful. It might be even more powerful than you think. Maybe you should check out the power of your own mind to see what you can make happen. You just might be surprised. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Word famous harpist Jeff Majors with Bunny Sigler singing lead in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar