I opened an email from Thrive Global the other day, with the following statement ‘Today is going to be a good day and here’s why…’ and a challenge: complete it. I immediately completed it.
Today is going to be a good day and here’s why…I woke up.
We live in a culture where it’s rush, rush, on to the next thing, what’s coming next? What if we stepped back, paused and reflected on how blessed we are just to wake up every day. Just to open our eyes. Look around. Put our feet on the floor-? What if we took the time to revel in the most basic of pleasures, the things we almost always take for granted.
What if we lived every day for exactly what it is: a supreme blessing. Instead of worrying about what we don’t have, where we aren’t at, the job we wish would happen for us, the trip we are longing to take, the money we hope will land in our bank account. And instead just take the day to appreciate being.
A whole new world would then present itself, one full of wonder and light, possibility, hopes and dreams. Perspective. One word-so many possibilities. When you choose to view your world through ‘rose colored lenses’-then that’s what you will see. You will see the simple beauty that is all around, all the time. We each have so much to celebrate every, single, day…if we just choose to focus on our many blessings, the simple ones, the ones often taken for granted.
Optimism is in fact a choice. Today is a good day because I woke up. Today, I challenge you: to do the same, complete the sentence, Today is going to be a good day and here’s why-
Originally published at medium.com