Want to know the questions I get asked all the time? “How can you always be so positive? Don’t you have bad days? Are you really always in a good mood? How do you have so much energy?”
Guess what? No, I am not always in a good mood. I have days when I don’t want to get out of bed. I have nights when I cry myself to sleep. I have days when I have no idea what the future is going to hold and am scared to death. I throw myself pity parties, more often than I would like to admit.
What I have learned, though, is that my bad days aren’t anyone else’s fault. My bad nights are just my emotions running their course. I have learned that blaming others for my issues and problems doesn’t fix them. It doesn’t make me feel any better and treating others negatively because of my bad mood or my current life situation never helps.
I have learned that everyday I have a choice. I can choose how I feel. Some days I choose to feel crappy and cry, but when I am in those moods, I still choose to treat others with kindness and respect. I have discovered that this is an amazing coping mechanism. Smiling and being kind to others when I feel like poop, actually makes me feel less like poop. Seeing someone else smile lightens my mood.
That is amazing. It’s powerful. It is knowing that I can choose how to treat others and ultimately affect how I feel because of that choice. It’s knowing that my behavior has power and if we use that power in a positive way it can create a ripple affect.
So, can we really make every day awesome? Well, I guess that depends on your definition of awesome. If your definition of awesome is having every day be a rock star day where you accomplish your goals, do amazing things, conquer the world? Nope. Not going to happen. If your definition of awesome is having the ability to make someone else smile because of the way you treat them, even if that is just saying “Have a nice day.” or “How are YOU today?”, then YES. Yes indeed. You can make every day awesome and the beauty of this is…it is simple and free. It is up to you to make it happen.