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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winds of Change

"As the winds of change began to blow, she braced herself for the inevitable. The future belonged to her and she could taste it. It was sweeter than anything she had delighted in before." Crystal

This quote is my gift to you. If you are familiar with this blog, you may have read a previous post titled: Why A Lemonade Attitude Is A Must Have about the lemons to lemonade analogy where I explain that those lemony situations in life are nothing more than little moments of transitions or catalysts of change if you prefer to think of them that way. They are moments that make you question things, and they may even make you uncomfortable ... but in the end, you are a changed person (with a glass of lemonade - in keeping with the analogy).

I challenge you to think about the above quote each morning before you get out of bed. If you journal each day, maybe this is something you want to write at the top of the page as a reminder. When you find yourself concentrating on life's physical and emotional aches and pains, try to get yourself into the mind set that you are on the cusp of something great. This isn't just about positive thinking - this is about the realization that you really are amazing and this day is a gift and you will do great things today! You can smile at a stranger or say good morning at the grocery store. You can uplift a co-worker by thanking them for helping with something or recognize a job well done. You CAN do these things, but it's up to you...WILL YOU?

Will you fall in love with your spouse all over again today (even though they forgot to take out the garbage for the 47th week in a row)? Will you remember how excited you were the first time you held that child (who has now just thrown up all over your loveseat)? Will you walk into the office excited to have a job, a paycheck, and an opportunity for advancement (even though the log hours are frustrating)?

Do you realize that the future belongs to you? Do you realize you have the ability to make it more heavenly sweet than any sugar or agave nectar you have ever found in the grocery aisles? Do you realize that it's your decision if you are going to delight in this day instead of dreading it?

Feel those winds of change - smell them - and delight in every moment - you deserve it!

May your paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and may the winds of change always delight you!

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