Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 21, 2011


Do you find yourself dreading the day even before you crawl out of bed in the mornings? Do you find negative thoughts running through your head as soon as your eyes open to the new dawn? Instead of looking at the day as a blessing, you are wishing that it was already over. Maybe your view of life will change in a more positive way if you start treating each day as if it were an adventure.

Before getting out of bed, before you put your feet on the floor, ask yourself what kind of adventure you can experience today. Maybe you can start off with something easy, such as seeing how many strangers you can say hello to today. You can even make a game out of this and keep your score for a week to see which day of the week gets more "hellos" than the others. Or maybe, you could keep score of how many times you can hold a door for a stranger or smile at a stranger. Once you get familiar and comfortable with this little game, you can span out to seek new adventures. Maybe you haven't spoken to a friend in a very long time, so you pick up the phone and give them a call. Maybe you decide to sit down and write a long letter to that teacher or coach who inspired you to follow your dreams.

No matter what you decide to do, make it a point to do something different and positive each day. Whether it's hiking around the park on your lunch break, sitting on the park bench while enjoying a cup of coffee, or taking a new route home from work, treat the occassion as an adventure. This time will never happen again, so enjoy it while it is here. Treat today like the adventure that you may not be able to experience tomorrow!

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