Guess what?! When I woke up today I had to make a very important choice (no it wasn't whether or not I was going to run to the bathroom before making the bed!) I had to choose whether I was going to have a positive day or a negative day. I have to make that choice each and every day...and so do you.
Do you know someone that exudes "positivity"? You know, that person that you could spend an entire day, week, year with? They build you up and make you feel so positive about life, despite how the outside world is behaving. They do it in such a way that you can't quite put your finger on it.
Have you ever encountered a "negative Nelly"? Yes, that person that just popped into your head. They walk around as though the world owes them everything and if they don't get it, you will feel their wrath. If you bring up something joyful, they have their negative two cents to throw in your pot. If you are excited about a new venture they'll be the first to tell you it won't work. Both people, the positive person and the negative person, had to make a decision when they woke up as to how they would tackle their day. One chose wisely, the other did not.
Each weekday morning the alarm goes off at 4AM. I have to choose, with all the aches and pains of my arthritic body and the long list of adult responsibilities looming ahead of me, how I'm going to tackle my day. Every day can be overwhelming for each of us. We all have our own baggage to lug around. We all have our own stories. But whether that story is a great inspiration or the latest tragedy, is chosen in the opening pages of our day.
So tomorrow morning, just before you swing the legs out of bed and hit the ground running, pause for a moment and choose how you're going to travel through your day. Will it be an adventure through positivity or a drowning in negativity?