Sometimes in the daily grind of our lives our vision becomes myopic. We get caught up in the drama or challenges in our own lives and start thinking too much, which leads to worry and stress. This can cause a tailspin. If you have been caught in a pattern of worry and stress, lift your head and look around. Ask yourself, "Who can I make happy today?" It can be a simple gesture like thanking a team for their hard work this week. Call your Mom and tell her that you love her (Moms can never get enough of that, myself included!). Smile and say hello to a stranger on the street. Keep it simple, but try it. Amazingly, you will feel a little better about yourself.
Challenge yourself to make two happy if you like. I continually tell my 5-year old son, "Good out, good in," when it comes to dealing with his peers. You get back what you put out into the Universe. So, today put some good out there. If you smile, you will probably get a smile back. If you say, "I love you, Mom," odds are she will say it back to you. Be careful, you could cause a tidal wave of goodwill back at yourself. People say that some people are just plain lucky, but I don't buy it. You create your own luck, by creating goodwill.
Check out this video. Pharrell Williams put out the now overplayed song "Happy" and it created a landslide of goodwill around the world. What he got back was so much more! Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog today. I really appreciate it!