Monday, January 11, 2010

Motivational Monday :)

HaPpY MoNdAy to you all!!!
another beginning to a fabulous week! 
Here's the thing... it's Monday and alot of people look at that as a bad thing.  But I say - every day when you get outta bed - you make a CHOICE on how to look at your life.

Happiness does not come from seeking new landscapes,
but from having new eyes on the same life you've always been living.

In other words, you don't need some grand gesture or some big CHANGE in your life to be happy.  Simply take the time to sit back and re-evaluate your life, look at it from a different perspective.
I could make a list of all the "crappy" things in my life....  I could go back and rehash every mistake I have ever made and cry about how it changed my life and made things so much harder - and beat myself up time and time again.
I can wake up every day, thank God for all the blessings in my life and know that all those mistakes and crappy decisions and consequences made me who I am today.  I learned from each and I'm a better person today for it.  Thank God for bringing me through those dark and rainy roads and bringing me back to see His face again and His hand at work in every single part of my life.

I get comments all the time on my blog about being positive and happy and being inspirational....
Here's a little makes ME happy - to make OTHERS happy.
It's what I love.  Knowing I can put a smile on your face, puts a smile on mine.
I hope everyone has a GREAT week and take the time to look at your life from a new perspective.
We are ALL blessed in different just have to take the time to appreciate it!


Shell said...

I love coming over here and getting a dose of joy!

Daffy said...

This is SO very true! Perspective is SO powerful!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Amen Sistah!

Life Laugh Latte said...

Great post...and you are so right. I've been reading a great book called Snow Flower and the Secret Fan about Chinese girls from long ago growing up very traditionally. Bound feet, always the servant, no voice, and they are the queens of perspective. We have to face that in the generation we are living we have more possibilities, more opportunities, more voice, more than at any other time in history. Add God into that picture and life, even in hard times, is sweet. Holly:)

Secretia said...

You just did it to me again, Tami!

You made me smile and inspired me :)

Thanks, Secretia

Holly said...

You are so very right...we all are blessed in different ways. Nice.

Tami G said...

Shell: I love sharing my joy :) love making others smile :)

Daffy: yes it is... sometimes we lose sight of that!

Queen: hope life is treating you well and I put a little smile on your face :)

LLL: yes it is! oh how easily we forget....

Secretia: YAY :) that makes ME smile :)

Holly: how easy it is to forget..