You control the day you deserve

I shared a Facebook post yesterday that went something like this: “Instead of saying, ‘Have a nice day!’ I’m going to start saying, ‘Have the day you deserve!’, and let karma sort that ‘stuff’ out.”

I admit I giggled…a lot!

And then I started thinking about it, and it reminded me of a guest speaker at one of my schools many years ago.

It was basically about the power of positive thinking. The speaker said that as you start to get out of bed in the morning, sit up and swing your legs over the side of your bed, clap your hands three times, and say to yourself, “Today is going to be a great day!”

It might sound a little odd, but this is setting yourself up for the day you deserve by telling yourself it’s going to be great from the moment you wake up.

I definitely believe in the power of positive thinking. If you start the day with a positive attitude, the big things don’t seem as big and the little things are non-existent.

It can also change the way you view sports.

Case in point: During game 6 in the first round of the NHL playoffs of the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues match-up, my husband got down on his Blues and they got blasted. I told him it was because of his attitude. He lost hope, got down on his team, and they folded. I challenged him to have a positive attitude for game 7, and he did. Guess what? The Blues won the decisive game, 3–2.

Now, do I really think his positive attitude made a difference in the game? Of course not, but it did change the way in which he watched the game. Because his attitude was different, it changed the way he thought about the potential outcome of the game. Lo and behold, it happened and the Blues won.

I understand there are things in life with which seem out of our control, but our attitude is not one of them. That is something very much in our control, and we have the power daily to set into motion the kind of day we’re going to have, karma or not!

So, I challenge you. Tomorrow morning swing your legs over the side of your bed, clap three times, and tell yourself it’s going to be a great day. Then get out there and make it happen!

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