Wednesday, October 06, 2010

fun update

(orchids)


Make each day your masterpiece.

John Wooden

A few days ago I mentioned that I am focusing on fun...as in, "Isn't this fun?"

I gotta tell you--it's making a difference. Am I having more fun? Not really. However, my attitude gets shifted on a regular basis.

When I am in a situation that tends toward stressing me out and I remember my new focus, I'll stop and say, "Isn't this fun?" with a smile on my face and everything. (Because how can you not smile when saying that?)

It doesn't really change a crappy situation, but it can--and usually does--change my crappy attitude. Am I really able to find a fun aspect in those situations? Not always. And that's okay. My insides are happier and that counts.

3 comments:

Deb Shucka said...

You get an "A" for effort. Sometimes just smiling makes all the difference, lightens a darkness, makes room for the next energy level: laughter.

Carrie Link said...

That totally counts.

Kathryn Grace said...

That's a wonderful tip. Thank you for sharing it. When smiling doesn't work for me, sometimes I get up and dance, the crazier the better. That almost always changes my mood and clears my head. Sometimes I collapse in a heap bawling my head off, though. That's cathartic, and usually clears my head enough to help me see next steps.