Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Quotable

I talk (and blog) a lot about choosing to be happy. That said, I realize that it can be hard to choose happiness when outside sources are dragging you down. You could be drifting along through a happy day and all of a sudden, a piece of bad news, an offhand comment, a mistake at work, a run in with an annoying co-worker or [insert your least favorite mood altering occurrence here] blows up your day. It sucks but most times, it is well beyond our control. People lash out when they’re in a bad mood. Sometimes, you’re in their cross hairs. The good and bad news is there is nothing you can do about life events or the behavior of the people in your life. All you can control is your thoughts/reaction. You get to choose how to react and “Fake it ‘til you make it” is an option. What do I mean by that? Even if you want to burst into tears, engage in a screaming match, or run and hide, you don’t have to. You can take in the bad news/experiences and give a strong “I rise above this madness” response. Lick your wounds later. You can also allow yourself to sit in the sadness/anger/pity for a moment. In the end, it's a choice and it is all yours to make. There is a comfort in that-at least for me. What about you? 

p/s Happy Monday! 

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