Grumpy or Grateful?
The choice is ours. Free will is great, right? Right! We choose our mindset. Change our thoughts and change our world from weary to wonderful.
I’m a big fan of Albert Einstein’s quote, “There are two ways to live our life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other as though everything is a miracle.” When I choose to see everything as a miracle, I’m less stressed, kinder and more resilient – happier. I live in the moment in a state of awe and gratitude.
Then I’m triggered by an event or person. In a nanosecond I go from awe and wonder to feeling on the edge and frustrated. Does this happen to you? Take a deep breath. Smile. Shake off the bad juju. We are all works in progress. We have the power to choose… again. Here are my top 11 quotes to get me back on track to living a miraculous life amidst today’s shenanigans. Perhaps they’ll inspire you, too.
“I’m telling you the natural fact for what it’s worth. You make your own heaven and hell right here on earth.” The Temptations.
“If you are rubbed by every rub, how will you be polished?” Rumi.
“For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“It’s all good. Just sometimes better.” Cab Driver, Madrid, Spain.
“Though I walk through the valley of death, I don’t have to build a house there.” Louise Hay.
“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” Ingrid Bergman.
“Perhaps one has to be become very old before one learns how to be amused rather than offended.” Pearl S. Buck.
“Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out of it alive.” Señor Frog T-Shirt.
“Don’t worry, be happy.” Bobby McFerrin.
“All things work together for good.” Romans 8:28.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23:6.
A few miracles to consider:
You made it through the pandemic.
You can handle anything.
You are made from greatness.
With a grateful heart, I wish you and yours miracle upon miracle today and every day.
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Everything.
Ellen Castro, Chief Energizing Officer, trusted coach and business advisor, life-changing speaker and empowering author inspires you to create more success and greater fulfillment with less stress. Each underline/hyperlink goes to page if clicked: CEO to bio, coach to coach, business advisor to consulting, speaker to speaker, author to writing.
Your success is my focus.
You are meant to thrive!