How to have a great day everyday
When you wake up in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Marcus Aurelius was right.
We shouldn't live an ordinary life when an exceptional life is possible.
We shouldn't think about living an average day when every day could be a great one.
Over the years, I've discovered that a beautiful day has a lot more to do with how I approach it than what happens to me.
I have a great day when I am grateful for my love and my family, my health, my house, the food, my work, my money, nature, music, beauty in the world and some human moments.
I have a great day when I have kind words for everybody, and everybody includes the friendly bartender, but also the boring neighbor that haunts me with his complaints about other neighbors and some children who need lots of care. It's not easy, above all with my neighbors but if I'm unkind to him I feel sorry, and I sense that my energy is negative for myself, so I focus my thoughts on kindness and try to do my best.
I have a great day when I take care of myself. When I find the time to relax and do something that I love like reading a book or listening to music and dancing.
I have a great day when I learn something new, or I try some activities I have never done before.
Sometimes I attempt different art forms like drawing or painting or taking pictures. I read some nice quotes and use one alongside a beautiful photo.
I have a great day when I do a good deed. I feel amazing if I can help someone and add value to his or her life. When I pass on some form of positivity and happiness to others, I'm euphoric! It can be a word or a smile, a funny photo or a message at the right moment or else a kind deed for someone who doesn’t have a home.
I have a great day when I realize that life is short, and I don't want to waste my time!
Every day I can make a kind gesture for myself and others, even just a grateful thought, a kind word or a smile, a relaxed moment for myself and something that releases some positive energy into the wider world.
Let me know what makes your day a great day!
And by the way...have a great day!