I attended my monthly NAWBO meeting last night, and it was,
as usual, fantastic. I’m telling you moms in business, you must join this group
and attend the seminars and functions that they offer. Each time I leave I feel
so inspired to go home and work on my business.
Last night speaker Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus,
talked about positive thinking, and about how important it is to think
positively in your life. It’s easy to remember that we need to watch our words
and thoughts, and to keep thinking happy ideas, because honestly, if we are
negative, our world will be negative, and if we are positive, our world will be
positive. Think of the days that you wake up grumpy (and by that I don’t mean
your husband, I mean your frame of mind!) You slog through the day, unhappy,
and bad things happen. Think of the days you wake up happy and how great those
days usually are. It really is all in your mind.
Our motto around the house lately has been the song, “Have a
bright, bright, sunshiny day. “ With a moody toddler and a momma who is still
not sleeping more than a few hours at a stretch, it is easy for us to explode
into confusion and frustration over even the littlest of things. A few weeks
ago I thought how ridiculous it is that I get upset when the toddler is frustrated
and screaming; she just doesn’t have the words yet to express herself. And how
silly it is that she gets angry when I don’t immediately do what it is
she wants me to do. After one of our silly episodes I told her we were going to
wake up each morning and sing that song, and then we were going to go through
the day and when we felt frustrated we were going to jump up and down and sing
that song. The jumping up and down always makes us laugh, and I realize how
silly it is that we get upset over minor things. Negativity breeds negativity.
We want to teach our children to be positive, so we have to show them how to do
Tomorrow when you wake up, ask yourself, “How do I want to
spend today? What do I want to teach my child? How do I want to appear to my
colleagues?” Then make that happen. Put on a smile, even if your hose have a
run, your hair is a mess, and your child smears peanut butter all over your
dress. In the end, does it really matter? Probably not, and it will give you
good stories to tell if it does.
My message for today: Keep things happy. Keep things
positive. Try to, just for today, smile even if you feel like frowning, and
sing if you feel like screaming. Try to look at the bright side of things and
see if it doesn’t lift your mood, if even for a few minutes.