I had an email today from a blog I follow and an email from a dear friend of mine very recently; both about the same idea. They compelled me to write a post of my own.
I follow the Tiny Buddha on a daily basis. I don’t usually get stuck reading posts day after day about improving myself, but this one always seems to speak to me. The blog today was “On Who You Were Meant To Be” and from it comes the thought:
“But it’s up to us all individually to wake up every day and decide that those (our) intentions are what really matter.”
What a powerful thought.
And not too long ago, I got an email from a dear friend with a similar message, about remembering that we are all envelopes containing a message. Each day, we wake up and ‘decide’ what type of message we want to be to those around us: A message of hope or of energy, or a message of gloom or sadness.
Both of these made me think about the idea of getting up ‘on the wrong side of the bed’. Some days, I feel like I was meant to have stayed in bed. I get up late, I spill my coffee, the commute to work is bad, the day drags, etc. But when I think back about those days, I think that it was actually me who started them off badly. I woke up, and instead of saying ‘I am grateful for this new day, and I’m going to look forward to whatever comes with it’ , I woke up and I said ‘I wish I was still asleep. I don’t want to get up. Oh brother. Well, it’s another day. Off I go.’
What a difference a thought can make. What a difference an attitude can make. I believe that if I start every day knowing that I got up on the only side of the bed there is, the right side of the bed, that my perception of things will be better, even if the ‘things’ that are a part of my day are not.
So I’m making an effort, to start every day on the right side of the bed… And make sure that that side, the right side, is the only side there is.