It is a new month and a new year! Everyone is so eager to start fresh. Have you? What are you doing to create a new YOU? We’ve started promoting a “word of the month” for our staff. Two recent ones are HAPPINESS & INTENTIONAL. Marinate on those for a second.
What will bring you happiness? To be happy one must be intentional. They go hand in hand kind of like peanut butter & jelly. What if each day you intentionally sought happiness? What would that look like? What if each day you were intentional about how you treated the loved ones in your life? Your co-workers? Your customers? If we intentionally saw the good in each day, our positive mental attitude would change.
Let’s face it: Bad things are going to happen. They may not happen every day, but they do happen. It is how we perceive our circumstances that count. In the midst of tragedy, I have learned that it seems some of us are “special” and are chosen for the tough times so that we can be a role model for others who may be facing adversity or who will at some point. People are constantly watching other people. Some of us have bigger platforms than others. We may only reach one or two persons, though it makes a difference to that one. Then that person changes another and so on…
Real life is real. It is hard sometimes. Thankfully, most of our days will probably be good ones. Do you appreciate the good ones? Here is something to try this new year. Start fresh. Start now.
Be intentionally happy this new year! A matter of the heart is the heart of the matter. What you think and feel will ultimately come out in words. Be INTENTIONAL. 2018 is your year to make a difference!